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Speech Prosody 2004

Nara, Japan
23-26 March 2004
doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2004
ISSN: 2333-2042

Accent, Stress, Focus, Emphasis and Prominence (Poster)


Accenting accessible information
Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice

segmental anchoring of F0 under changes in speech rate: evidence from Russian
Yosuke Igarashi

The effect of accent on acoustic cues to stop voicing and place of articulation in radio news speech
Heejin Kim, Jennifer Cole, Hansook Choi, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

Emergence of unaccented words in Japanese
Haruo Kubozono, Shinji Ogawa

Japanese repetition of normal and prosodically-modified English words
Anthony O. Okobi, Keikichi Hirose

A role of pitch accent in spoken-word recognition in accentless Japanese dialects: evidence from Fukushima listeners
Takashi Otake, Marii Higuchi

Asymmetric distribution of accents and the related issue of vowel duration
Yuko Z. Yoshida

Unifying stress shift and secondary stress phenomena with a dynamical systems rhythm rule
Plínio A. Barbosa, P. Arantes, L. S. Silveira

Intrinsic prosodic properties of stressed vowels in european portuguese
Francisco Costa

Preaspiration in Sienese Italian and its interaction with stress in /VC:/ sequences
Mary Stevens, John Hajek

Stress on Mongolian trisyllabic words
Huhe Harnud

Prominence and mora in mongolian
Anastasia Mukhanova Karlsson, Jan-Olof Svantesson

Congruent and incongruent audiovisual cues to prominence
Marc Swerts, Emiel Krahmer

Can we see focus? a visual perception study of contrastive focus in French
Marion Dohen, Hélène Loevenbruck, Marie-Agnès Cathiard, Jean-Luc Schwartz

Identification of the possible visible correlates of contrastive focus in French
Marion Dohen, Hélène Loevenbruck, Marie-Agnès Cathiard, Jean-Luc Schwartz

On the temporal domain of focus
Yi Xu, Ching X. Xu, Xuejing Sun

The realization of accentual focus in Moroccan learners of English
Mohamed Yeou


Tone, Intonation and Prosody in Music (Poster)


Tone assignment in second language prosodic learning
Charles C. Chen Jr., Ching-Pong Au

Pitch targets anchor Chinese tone and intonation patterns
Jinfu Ni, Hisashi Kawai

The functional load of tone in Mandarin is as high as that of vowels
Dinoj Surendran, Gina-Anne Levow

Phonetic dimensions of intonational categories - the case of l+h* and h*
Sasha Calhoun

A preliminary analysis of focus and ending in Chinese intonation
Wen Cao

Comparison of sentential-stress allocation within base phrases among different reading styles
Min Chu, Mingzhen Bao

Final rises in spontaneous Swedish computer-directed questions: incidence and function
David House

The prosodic characteristics of the number words in Hong Kong Cantonese
Wai-Sum Lee

Prosody and foreign accent syndrome: a comparison of pre- and post-stroke speech
Jo Verhoeven, Peter Mariën

The structure of French intonational rises: a study of text-to-tune alignment
Pauline Welby

Confusability of Chinese intonation
Jiahong Yuan, Chilin Shih

The prosody of the compound words in standard Chinese
Eric Zee

Prosody variation in English: geographical, social, situational
T. I. Shevchenko, T. S. Skopintseva

The phonology of melodic prominence: the structure of melisms
Geneviève Caelen-Haumont, Cyril Auran

Application of a psychoacoustical model of harmony to speech prosody
Norman D. Cook, Takashi Fujisawa, Kazuaki Takami

Variability of vibrato - a comparative study between Japanese traditional singing and bel canto -
Kenji Kojima, Masuzo Yanagida, Ichiro Nakayama

Intonation of French songs: from text to tune
Philippe Martin




Temporal Structure, Discourse, and Dialogue (Poster)


Isochrony and prosodic structure in British English
Caroline Bouzon, Daniel Hirst

Introducing YARD (yet another rhythm determination) and re-introducing isochrony to rhythm research
Petra S. Wagner, Volker Dellwo

Restudy of segmental lengthening in Mandarin Chinese
Jianfen Cao

Durational cues and pitch cues in Japanese mora
Tomoko Kozasa

A study on duration compensation in Mandarin Chinese
Lu Sun, Yu Hu, Ren-Hua Wang, Yijian Wu

Elasticity of prepausal vowels in Japanese rhythmic structure
Yôko Mori

On the syllable timing in Taiwan English
Hua-Li Jian

Speech rate and prosody units: evidence of interaction from Mandarin Chinese
Chiu-yu Tseng, Yeh-lin Lee

Syllable fusion and speech rate in hong kong Cantonese
Wai Yi Peggy Wong

Anaphora, connectives and resetting: prosodic and pragmatic parameters interactions in the marking of discourse structure
Cyril Auran, Daniel Hirst

Prosody as marker of direct reported speech boundary
Miguel Oliveira Jr., Dóris A. C. Cunha

Duration and pauses as cues to discourse boundaries in speech
Li-chiung Yang

Audiovisual perception of communication problems
Pashiera Barkhuysen, Emiel Krahmer, Marc Swerts

Prosody of dialogues: influence of recognition failure on local speech rate
Olga I. Dioubina

Informational status and pitch accent distribution in spontaneous dialogues in English
Kiwako Ito, S. R. Speer, Mary E. Beckman

Quantitative analysis of prosody in task-oriented dialogs
Hansjörg Mixdorff

A fundamental study on a method to detect slower phrases in Japanese dialog speech
Keiichi Takamaru, Makoto Hiroshige, Kenji Araki, Koji Tochinai


Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Prosodic Structure (Poster)


Using prosodic information to discriminate between function and content words
Jean-Marc Blanc, Peter F. Dominey

Prosodic disambiguation of participle constructions in English
Soyoung Kang, Shari R. Speer

The role of prosody in parsing ambiguous sentences
Nivedita Mani

Speech chunks in conversation: syntactic and prosodic aspects
Eva Strangert

Meanings and configurations of questions in English
Nancy Hedberg, Juan M. Sosa, Lorna Fadden

On recognition of declarative questions in English
Marie Safárová, Marc Swerts

Accentuation and interpretation
Hans-Christian Schmitz, Bernhard Schröder

The pragmatics of prosodic features in the political debate
Daniela Braga, Maria Aldina Marques

Pragmatic functions of prosodic features in non-lexical utterances
Nigel Ward

Prediction of upcoming Swedish prosodic boundaries by Swedish and american listeners
Rolf Carlson, Julia Hirschberg, Marc Swerts

Acoustic differentiation of ip and IP boundary levels: comparison of l- and l-l% in the switchboard corpus
Sandra Chavarría, Tae-Jin Yoon, Jennifer Cole, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

The prosodic structure of northern Kyungsang Korean
Jongho Jun, Jungsun Kim, Hayoung Lee, Sun-Ah Jun

Recursive patterns in phonological phrases
Maartje Schreuder, Dicky Gilbers

Rhythmic boost and recursive minor phrase in Japanese
Takahito Shinya, Elisabeth Selkirk, Shigeto Kawahara

Perceptual inspection of v-v juncture in Japanese
Shigeyoshi Kitazawa, Shinya Kiriyama, Toshihiko Itoh, Yukinori Toyama

Phonetic reflexes of morphological boundaries at a normal speech rate
Mariko Sugahara, Alice Turk




Analysis, Modeling, and Generation of Prosody


Automatic analysis and synthesis of fujisaki's intonation model for TTS
Pablo Daniel Agüero, Klaus Wimmer, Antonio Bonafonte

Evaluation of a method for automatic determination of f0 model parameters
Shehui Bu, Mikio Yamamoto, Shuichi Itahashi

A method for automatic tone command parameter extraction for the model of F0 contour generation for Mandarin
Wentao Gu, Keikichi Hirose, Hiroya Fujisaki

Comparing CART and Fujisaki intonation models for synthesis of US-English names
Marko Moberg, Kimmo Parssinen

Evaluation of an improved method for automatic extraction of model parameters from fundamental frequency contours of speech
Shuichi Narusawa, Nobuaki Minematsu, Keikichi Hirose, Hiroya Fujisaki

Automatic extraction of f0 control parameters using utterance information
Hiromasa Ogawa, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Prediction of accent commands for the Fujisaki intonation model
João Paulo Teixeira, Diamantino Freitas, Hiroya Fujisaki

A concatenative-tone model with its parameters' extraction
Gao Peng Chen, Yu Hu, Yi Jian Wu, Ren Hua Wang

Exemplar-based production of prosody: evidence from segment and syllable durations
Antje Schweitzer, Bernd Möbius

Optimal footprint for prosodic modelling
Eric Keller, Brigitte Zellner-Keller

F0 analysis and modeling for Cantonese text-to-speech
Yujia Li, Tan Lee, Yao Qian

Vietnamese tones generation using F0 and power patterns
Tu Trong Do, Tomio Takara

Estimation of prosodic information for Persian text-to-speech system using a recurrent neural network
Ali Farrokhi, Shahrokh Ghaemmaghami, Mansur Sheikhan

Analysis of segmental duration for Thai speech synthesis
Chatchawarn Hansakunbuntheung, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Study on pitch contour of Thai polysyllabic tone sequences using a generative model
Pusadee Seresangtakul, Tomio Takara

Prosodic modeling of nagauta singing and its evaluation
Nobuaki Minematsu, Bungo Matsuoka, Keikichi Hirose

Development of the F0 control model for singing-voices synthesis
Takeshi Saitou, Masashi Unoki, Masato Akagi

Statistical conversion algorithms of pitch contours based on prosodic phrases
Ki Young Lee, Yunxin Zhao


Prosody in Speech Technology, Prosodic Annotation, and Corpora


Input prediction method of speech front end processor using prosodic information
Masahiro Araki, Hiroyoshi Ohmiya, Satoshi Kida

A PCFG for prosodic structure: experiments on German
Michaela Atterer, Sabine Schulte im Walde

A maximum likelihood prosody recognizer
Ken Chen, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Aaron Cohen, Jennifer Cole

Recovery of Japanese dependency structure using multiple pause information
Meirong Lu, Kazuyuki Takagi, Kazuhiko Ozeki

Automatic estimation of speaking rate in multilingual spontaneous speech
François Pellegrino, J. Farinas, J. L. Rouas

Speaker-independent automatic detection of pitch accent
Yuexi Ren, Sung-Suk Kim, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Jennifer Cole

Tonal contextual F0 variations and anchoring based discrimination
Jin-Song Zhang, Satoshi Nakamura, Keikichi Hirose

Timing detection for realtime dialog systems using prosodic and linguistic information
Masashi Takeuchi, Norihide Kitaoka, Seiichi Nakagawa

Multi-pitch detection algorithm using constrained Gaussian mixture model and information criterion for simultaneous speech
Hirokazu Kameoka, Takuya Nishimoto, Shigeki Sagayama

An adaptable acoustic architecture in a multilingual TTS system
Caglayan Erdem, Janez Stergar, Bogomir Horvat

A study of clarity control of synthesized speech with prosodic features and phonemic features
Noriki Fujiwara, Makoto Hiroshige, Kenji Araki, Koji Tochinai

Winpitchpro - a tool for text to speech alignment and prosodic analysis
Philippe Martin

The prosogram: semi-automatic transcription of prosody based on a tonal perception model
Piet Mertens

Automatic determination of phrase breaks for Argentine Spanish
Humberto M. Torres, Jorge A. Gurlekian

ToBI prosodic analysis of a professional speaker of American English
John F. Pitrelli

The aix-MARSEC project: an evolutive database of spoken british English
Cyril Auran, Caroline Bouzon, Daniel Hirst

Measuring the reliability of manual annotations of speech corpora
Ulrike Gut, Petra Saskia Bayerl

Querying annotated speech corpora
Ulrike Gut, Jan-Torsten Milde, Holger Voormann, Ulrich Heid





Prosody and Perception (Poster)


Characteristics of intonation unit boundaries in spontaneous spoken hebrew - perception and acoustic correlates
Noam Amir, Vered Silber-Varod, Shlomo Izre'el

Contribution of prosody to the perception of Spanish/Italian accents
Philippe Boula de Mareüil, Giovanna Marotta, Martine Adda-Decker

Answers to the perception of thematic contrast and questions regarding the perception of thematic "non-contrast"
Bettina Braun

Perceptual judgments of pitch range
Rolf Carlson, Kjell Elenius, Marc Swerts

Perception of tone variation - evidence from the varieties of Taiwan Mandarin
Chun-Mei Chen

Does prosodic-foot disyllabicity hold a default status in Mandarin speech perception?
Ivan Chow

Perception of contrastive emphasis by american English and Japanese listeners
Donna Erickson

F0 peaks and valleys aligned with non-prominent syllables can influence perceived prominence in adjacent syllables
Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Laura Dilley, Nanette Veilleux, Alejna Brugos, Rob Speer

Perception of discourse boundaries by taiwan Mandarin speakers
Janice Fon

Prosodic and segmental cues to the perception of grammatical number in two limburgian dialects of dutch
Rachel Fournier, Jo Verhoeven, Marc Swerts, Carlos Gussenhoven

Minimum long quantity in perception and long quantity in production between Japanese and Finnish
Toshiko Isei-Jaakkola

Perception of foreign accentedness in L2 prosody and segments: L1 Japanese speakers learning L2 French
Takeki Kamiyama

Perceptual discrimination of prosodic types
Masahiko Komatsu, Takayuki Arai, Tsutomu Sugawara

Perceptual properties of syllables isolated from continuous speech for different speaking rates
Hisao Kuwabara

Intrinsic pitch in opening and closing diphthongs of German
Oliver Niebuhr



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Opening Session

Accent, Stress, Focus, Emphasis and Prominence (Poster)

Tone, Intonation and Prosody in Music (Poster)

Phonology and Phonetics of Prosody (Oral)

Prosody and Voice Quality (Oral)

Temporal Structure, Discourse, and Dialogue (Poster)

Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Prosodic Structure (Poster)

Paralinguistic and Nonlinguistic Information, and Prosody (Oral)

Control of Prosody for High-Quality and Expressive Speech Synthesis

Analysis, Modeling, and Generation of Prosody

Prosody in Speech Technology, Prosodic Annotation, and Corpora

Prosody in Speech Recognition, Understanding, and Summarization (Oral)

Brain Science, Voice Physics, and Speech Pathology (Poster)

Emotional Expression and Voice Quality

Prosody and Perception (Poster)

Physiology and Pathology of Prosody