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The influence of language experience on categorical perception of pitch contours
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This study investigates not only the influence of tone language vs. non-tone language experience (German vs. Mandarin, Cantonese, and German) on the categorical perception of pitch contours. Expand
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Modelling endangered languages: The effects of bilingualism and social structure
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The mathematical model for language competition developed by Abrams and Strogatz allows the evolution of the numbers of monolingual speakers of two competing languages to be estimated. Expand
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Delta, theta, beta, and gamma brain oscillations index levels of auditory sentence processing
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A growing number of studies indicate that multiple ranges of brain oscillations, especially the delta (δ, <4Hz), theta (θ, 4-8Hz), beta (β, 13-30Hz), and gamma (γ, 30-50Hz) bands, are engaged in speech and language processing. Expand
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Competing Changes as a Cause of Residue
In the literature on sound change, much has been made of the neogrammarian doctrine that sound changes operate without exceptions. Without some such hypothesis any description would be a long list ofExpand
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Tone recognition of continuous Cantonese speech based on support vector machines
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We use support vector machines (SVMs) for automatic tone recognition in continuously spoken Cantonese, which is well known for its complex tone system. Expand
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Use of optical distance sensing to track tongue motion.
  • C. Chuang, W. Wang
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Journal of speech and hearing research
  • 1 September 1978
We have designed a device that uses a reflected-light-sensing technique to monitor tongue movement in the frontal oral cavity. The sensing unit is composed of a LED light source and aExpand
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Language change and social networks
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This paper presents an agent-based computer model which simulates language change as a process of innovation diffusion, to address the threshold problem of language change. Expand
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