Mahmood Bijankhan

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This paper addresses some of the issues learned during the course of building a written language resource (called 'Peykare') for contemporary Persian. After defining five linguistic varieties and 24 different registers based on these linguistic varieties, we collected the texts for Peykare to do a linguistic analysis, including cross-register differences.(More)
Persian is one of the Indo-European languages which has borrowed its script from Arabic, a member of Semitic language family. Since Persian and Arabic scripts are so similar, problems arise when we want to process an electronic text. In this paper, some of the common problems faced experimentally in developing a corpus for Persian are discussed. The sources(More)
Generating pronunciation variants of words is an important applicable subject in speech researches and is used extensively in automatic speech segmentation and recognition systems. In this way, decision trees are extremely used to model pronunciation variants of words and sub-word unites. In the case of word unites and very large vocabulary, to train(More)
In this research, a Text-To-Speech system for Farsi language has been implemented. The proposed synthesizer concatenates Farsi syllables in a TD-PSOLA manner. This paper is mainly concentrated on investigation about pitch variations in Farsi sentences and presentation of some novel rules for modeling these variations. Based on the location of stressed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The present study examined the relationship between gap detection threshold and speech error consistency in children with speech sound disorder. METHODS AND PROCEDURES The participants were children five to six years of age who were categorized into three groups of typical speech, consistent speech disorder (CSD) and inconsistent(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of an intensive 10-week course of articulation therapy on articulation errors in cleft lip and palate patients who have Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI), non-oral and passive cleft speech characteristics. METHODS Five children with cleft palate (+/-cleft lip) with VPI and non-oral and passive(More)
This study examines the effect of non-sentential context prosody pattern on lexical activation in Persian. For this purpose a questionnaire including target and non-target words is used. The target words are homographs with two possible stress patterns belonging to different syntactic categories. Participants are asked to read out the words aloud and note(More)
The list consist of two parts, 'Peer reviewed' and 'Other'. Publications in each part are arranged chronologically. Most publications can be downloaded from this list by clicking on the title. Searches are byˆf, as usual. 3. Gussenhoven, Carlos (ms.). In defense of a non-phonetic account of the tonogenesis in Central Franconian.