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)
Persian clitic groups differ from words. Most importantly, a pitch accent (L+)H* is associated with the word-final (i.e. base-final) syllable of clitic groups, but with the word-final syllable of words, meaning that clitics remain outside the domain of the word. The pitch accent marks the stress, but we found no independent durational or spectral(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)
F2 transition parameters including F2 onset and offset frequency and locus equations have been studied for Persian affricates /ʤ, ʧ and homorganic dental plosives /d, t/ and post alveolar fricatives /ʒ, ʃ/. The F2 offset frequencies hierarchy is follow: post alveolar fricatives> affricates> dental plosives. This parameter makes a significant difference(More)
Prosody is a suprasegmental feature of speech that has an undeniable role in human speech perception and generation. However, employing of prosodic features in CSR process mostly is difficult and we must not expect huge accuracy progress by using them. In this way, the main problem arises from high dependency of prosodic patterns to factors like speakers,(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)
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