Leonardo Lancia

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A corpus of systematically constructed sentences read by 4 female speakers revealed the existence of place assimilation in sequences of French alveolar and postalveolar sibilants. The assimilation manifests itself gradually in time and frequency measurements and is directed towards ‘postalveolar’. Thus, it can be regressive and progressive, depending on the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this article was to introduce an important tool, cross-recurrence analysis, to speech production applications by showing how it can be adapted to evaluate the similarity of multivariate patterns of articulatory motion. The method differs from classical applications of cross-recurrence analysis because no phase space reconstruction is(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine and compare the amount of inter-speaker variability in the articulation of monozygotic twin pairs (MZ), dizygotic twin pairs (DZ), and pairs of unrelated twins with the goal of examining in greater depth the influence of physiology on articulation. Physiological parameters are assumed to be very similar in MZ twin(More)
We conducted an AX-discrimination task to test for differences in perceived auditory similarity in monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs and unrelated speakers. In addition, we performed acoustic analyses to find acoustic correlates that explain the differences in perceived similarity. Results indicate that unrelated speakers are significantly(More)