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)
Introduction. A growing body of research supports the hypothesis that inter-speaker coordination during linguistic interactions emerges from between-speakers dynamical coupling at several levels of physiological and cognitive activity (cf. Fowler, 2013). Supporting evidence comes mainly from studies focusing on the similarity between the behaviours of(More)
This paper illustrates the application of wavelet-based functional mixed models to automatic quantification of differences between tongue contours obtained through ultrasound imaging. The reliability of this method is demonstrated through the analysis of tongue positions recorded from a female and a male speaker at the onset of the vowels /a/ and /i/(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)
Purpose Women with Reinke's edema (RW) report being mistaken for men during telephone conversations. For this reason, their masculine-sounding voices are interesting for the study of gender stereotypes. The study's objective is to verify their complaint and to understand the cues used in gender identification. Method Using a self-evaluation study, we(More)
There is a constantly growing body of evidence that the minimal symbolic units of speech production are discrete gestures instantiated by mutual constraints between the physical systems involved in the production of speech sounds. By extending this conception of speech processing to more abstract levels of analysis we can understand interface phenomena as(More)