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Lexical quantity in Japanese and Finnish
Despite the fact that Finnish and Japanese differ from each other typologically, remarkable similarities between them can be heard. The most obvious common phonetic feature may be the linguistically
Cognition and Physio-acoustic Correlates - Audio and Audio-visual Effects of a Short English Emotional Statement: On JL2, FL2 and EL1
The correlation between cognition and distances confirmed that the pattern distance was more correlated with cognition than with average distance in both audio and audio-visual.
Structural representation of the non-native pronunciations
Two new analyses using the proposed acoustic representation of speech method are described, one of which indicates that the proposed method can show history of the student’s development adequately and the other clarifies that size of the pronunciation structure is highly correlated with the pronunciation proficiency.
Respiratory Control, Pauses, and Tonal Control in L1’s and L2’s Text Reading – A Pilot Study on Swedish and Japanese –
This paper reports the results of a pilot study, which examines the respiratory control exerted by chest and abdominal-muscles during the reading of a long text in the mother tongue (L1) and a
Quantity comparison of Japanese and finnish in various word structures
The results suggest that Japanese has a tendency to be more mora-counting than Finnish in temporal isochronity, whereas the Finnish durational ratios stably decreased within the same moraic word structures.
A Linguistic Rhythm Observed from the Respiratory Muscle Movements and Speech Waveforms by English, Japanese and Chinese L1 and L2 - The Recitation of a Story
The results showed that the Chinese showed no significant difference in durations in reading a story regardless of the language, but the converse was true for the English and Japanese, and English speakers may have a tendency to have chest and stomach movements accord with each other regardless ofThe language and the peaks of the movements linked to the speech waveforms.
Durational Variability of Vowel Quantity Boundary for Japanese , Finnish and Czech Speakers in Perception
The discrimination tests were conducted at the word level to study the durational variability of vowel quantity boundary in perception, utilising disyllabic synthetic nonsense words. Four kinds of
Dichotomy or Trichotomy ? Testing the Perceptual Boundary of Quantity between Japanese and Finnish Toshiko Isei-Jaakkola
The results of two kinds of perception test on the perceptual boundary ranges of quantity distinctions between Japanese and Finnish were compared. Test A was conducted based on the trichotomy
Audio and Audio-visual Effects of a Short English Emotional Sentence on Japanese L 2 s ’ and English L 1 s ’ Cognition , and Physio-acoustic Correlate
The cognition test results of audio (A) and audio-visual (AV) effects on nine English emotions in a short sentence were compared to the physio-acoustic features of sound used for the cognition tests.
Analysis of the non-native English pronunciation based on structural representation of speech
Recently, a novel acoustic representation of speech was proposed, where dimensions of the non-linguistic factors can hardly be seen. Using this structural representation, individual learners were