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Signal-based and expectation-based factors in the perception of prosodic prominence
The perception of prosodic prominence in spontaneous speech is investigated through an online task of prosody transcription using untrained listeners. Prominence is indexed through a probabilisticExpand
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Intertranscriber reliability of prosodic labeling on telephone conversation using toBI
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Two transcribers have labeled prosodic events independently on a subset of Switchboard corpus using adapted ToBI (TOnes and Break Indices) system. Expand
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Naïve listeners' prominence and boundary perception
This paper examines how ordinary listeners, naive with respect to the phonetics and phonology of prosody, perceive the location of prosodic boundaries that demarcate speech “chunks” and prominencesExpand
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The role of syntactic structure in guiding prosody perception with ordinary listeners and everyday speech
The relationship between syntactic and prosodic phrase structures is investigated in the production and perception of spontaneous speech. Three hypotheses are tested: (1) syntax influences prosodyExpand
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Effects of prosodic and segmental context on /g/-lenition in Spanish
This paper reports on an acoustic experiment to investigate prosodic and segmental factors governing the degree of spirantization of intervocalic /g/ in Castilian Spanish. Significant variation inExpand
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Prosodic effects on acoustic cues to stop voicing and place of articulation: Evidence from Radio News speech
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A study examines the effects of prosody on the acoustic cues of stop consonants, based on speech from the Boston University Radio News corpus. Expand
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An Optimal Domains Theory of Harmony
In this paper we propose an alternative to the autosegmental view of assimilation as spreading Adopting the non derivational constraint based grammars of OT we model harmony in terms of harmonyExpand
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Unmasking the acoustic effects of vowel-to-vowel coarticulation: A statistical modeling approach
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We investigate acoustic effects of anticipatory V-to-V coarticulation relative to variation due to the following C and individual speaker. Expand
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Prosody in context: a review
Prosody conveys information about the linguistic context of an utterance at every level of linguistic organisation, from the word up to the discourse context. Acoustic correlates of prosody cue thisExpand
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Listening for sound, listening for meaning: Task effects on prosodic transcription
The perception of prosodic structure (phrasal prominences and boundaries) may depend in part on acoustic cues in the speech signal and in part on utterance meaning as related to syntactic structureExpand
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