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This paper reports a set of studies of some phonetic characteristics of the American English represented in the TIMIT speech database. First we describe some relevant characteristics of TIMIT, and how we use the non-speech files on the TIMIT CD with a commercial database program. Two studies are then described: one using only the non-audio parts of TIMIT(More)
The objectives of the present study were threefold: (1) the effects of training in /r/-/l/ perceptual identification on /r/-/l/ production; (2) the effects of training in /r/-/l/ production on /r/-/l/ perceptual identification; and (3) the effects of perceptual and production training on learners' motivation to study English. Results indicate that both the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated artificial fetal death rates in Miyazaki city and surrounding areas served by the Miyazaki Prefectural Health Center, and examined risk factors related with artificial fetal deaths. METHODS 1. Based on Vital Statistics and Statistics on Artificial Abortion and Eugenic Operations, rates of artificial fetal deaths and(More)
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