William J. Barry

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  • W J Barry
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1983
Tuller, Kelso, and Harris (1982) offered evidence that the relative timing of articulators in speech remains constant over changes in stress and speech rate. Their evidence is discussed in the light of the methods used, and alternative approaches are suggested. Further, the statements are compared with those of an earlier study within the same theoretical(More)
This study explores how features of brand personalities can be modelled with the prosodic parameters pitch level, pitch range, articulation rate and loudness. Experiments with parametrical diphone synthesis showed that listeners rated the prosodically changed versions better than a baseline version for the dimensions "sincerity", "competence",(More)
Recently, new ways of measuring rhythmic differences have been proposed. These are derived from syllable structure and prosodic differences between languages. The measurements are all durational: the variability of vocalic and consonantal intervals is calculated and plotted on two axes. Very small amounts of read material have been analysed. But the(More)
BABEL is a joint European project under the COPERNICUS scheme (Project #1304) comprising partners from five Eastern European countries and three Western ones. The project is producing a multi-language database of five of the most widelydiffering Eastern European languages. The collection and formatting of the data conforms to the protocols established by(More)
The effect of deep brain stimulation on articulation and phonation subsystems in seven patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) was examined. Production parameters in fast syllable-repetitions were defined and measured, and the phonation quality during vowel productions was analyzed. Speech material was recorded for patients (with and without stimulation) and(More)