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Thirty healthy male volunteers participated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to investigate whether mild anterograde memory impairment is found after lorazepam has been taken for 5 days. The study compares the amnestic properties of lorazepam and alprazolam on immediate and delayed recall of word lists under the same conditions. Results suggest(More)
Attitudes or social affects are strongly implied in interaction processing, and specifically to socio-cultural aspects of language. This paper presents the modeling of attitude to apply in expressive speech synthesis in Vietnamese, an under-resourced tonal language. A prosodic model for Vietnamese attitude is proposed based on the concept of " rendezvous "(More)
Twelve healthy volunteers were enrolled in a double-blind placebo-controlled study to evaluate the amnestic effects of orally administered lorazepam. The subjects were tested for immediate and delayed recall, using a word recall memory task. The subjects taking lorazepam did not differ from subjects receiving placebo on immediate recall. However, the(More)
A salient aspect of the tone system of Hanoi Vietnamese is its use of phonation-type characteristics. This pilot study investigates intonational variation in the realization of two tones: tone 3 (ngã), a rising tone with a strong glottalization in its first half, and tone 6 (nặng), which starts on a middle pitch and usually falls dramatically because of a(More)
Prosodic attitudes (social affects) are highly linked to the language through the culture, and are a main part of face to face interaction. Therefore, for description and modeling, as well as for applications like translation, language learning or synthesis, a cross-cultural approach is relevant. This paper presents a cross-perception of AudioVisual(More)
Attitudes or social affects are strongly implied in interaction processing, and specifically to socio-cultural aspects of language. In face-to-face interaction, social affects are expressed through global patterns of prosody. This paper presents a cross-perceptual study of social affects in Vietnamese, a tonal language. Sixteen Vietnamese attitudes with(More)