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Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
2-5 May 2006
doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2006
ISSN: 2333-2042

Prosody and Speech Perception

Timing in news and weather forecasts: implications for perception
Tatiana Shevchenko, Natalia Uglova

Identification of language and accent through visual speech
Amy Irwin, Sharon Thomas

Dialect identification through prosodic information: an experimental approach
Athanassia-Lida Dimou, Aimilios E. Chalamandaris

Fake geminates in French: a production and perception study
Trudel Meisenburg

Interpretation - perception - analysis
Marie Dohalská-Zichová, Radka Skardová

Perception of anger in French as foreign language - experimental protocol and preliminary results
Catherine Mathon, Sophie de Abreu, Daniela Perekopska

Exploring expressive speech space in an audio-book
Lijuan Wang, Yong Zhao, Min Chu, Yining Chen, Frank K. Soong, Zhigang Cao

A comparative study of sentential stress distribution in Mandarin multi-style speeches
Mingzhen Bao, Min Chu

Reliable prominence identification in English spontaneous speech
Fabio Tamburini

Form and function of falling pitch contours in English
Felicitas Kleber

Relevance of F0 peak shape and alignment for the perception of a functional contrast in Russian
Tamara Rathcke

Categorical perception of intonational contrasts in european portuguese
Isabel Falé, Isabel Hub Faria

Secondary stress in Brazilian Portuguese: the interplay between production and perception studies
Pablo Arantes, Plinio A. Barbosa

Perception of Cantonese level tones influenced by context position
Hongying Zheng, Gang Peng, Peter W-M. Tsang, William S-Y. Wang

Perception of isolated tone2 words in Mandarin Chinese
Lei Xu, Shari R. Speer

Perception of L2 tones: L1 lexical tone experience may not help
Xinchun Wang

Lexical accent status affects perceived prominence of intonational peaks in Japanese
Takahito Shinya

The recognition of Japanese-accented and unaccented English words by Japanese listeners
Kiyoko Yoneyama

The contribution of silent pauses to the perception of prosodic boundaries in Korean read speech
Hyongsil Cho, Daniel Hirst

The perception of intended speech rate in English, French, and German by French speakers
Volker Dellwo, Emmanuel Ferragne, François Pellegrino

Comparing perceptual local speech rate of German and Japanese speech
Hartmut R. Pfitzinger, Miyuki Tamashima

The role of the accented-vowel onset in the perception of German early and medial peaks
Oliver Niebuhr

Clause position within a sentence: human vs. machine recognition
Zdena Palková, Jan Volín

Lateralized processing in human auditory cortex during the perception of emotional prosody
Beate Wendt, André Brechmann, Birgit Gaschler-Markefski, Henning Scheich, Hermann Ackermann

Analysis and Formulation of Prosody

Phonetics vs. phonology in Tamil wh-questions
Elinor Keane

Empirical validation of hand-labelled nuclear accent patterns
Esther Grabe, Greg P. Kochanski, John Coleman

Phonologies and phonetics of French prosody
Philippe Martin

Text-based and signal-based prediction of break indices and pause durations
Hartmut R. Pfitzinger, Uwe D. Reichel

Analysis of Polish segmental duration with CART
Stefan Breuer, Katarzyna Francuzik, Grazyna Demenko

The stylization of intonation contours
Grazyna Demenko, Agnieszka Wagner

Automatic pitch stylization enhanced by top-down processing
Mikolaj Wypych

Evaluation of pitch detection algorithms in adverse conditions
Bojan Kotnik, Harald Höge, Zdravko Kacic

A general approach for automatic extraction of tone commands in the command-response model for tone languages
Wentao Gu, Keikichi Hirose, Hiroya Fujisaki

Comparison of tonal co-articulation between intra- and inter-word disyllables in Mandarin
Xiaodong Wang, Wentao Gu, Keikichi Hirose, Qinghua Sun, Nobuaki Minematsu

Alignment of medial and late peaks in German spontaneous speech
Oliver Niebuhr, Gilbert Ambrazaitis

Emotional, linguistic or just cute? the function of pitch contours in infant- and foreigner-directed speech
Monja Knoll, Maria Uther, Norman MacLeod, Mark O’Neill, Stig Walsh

Tone ratios combined with F0 register in Cantonese as speaker-dependent characteristic
Yujia Li

Functional-oriented articulatory modeling of tones and intonations
Santitham Prom-on, Yi Xu, Bundit Thipakorn

Analysis and modelling of question intonation in american English
Dmitry Sityaev, Tina Burrows, Peter Jackson, Katherine Knill

A method for decomposing and modeling jitter in expressive speech in Chinese
Lei Wang, Aijun Li, Qiang Fang

Intensity as a macroprosodic variable in Czech
Tomás Dubeda

How far can prosodic cues help in word segmentation?
Katarina Bartkova

Acoustic features of Japanese vowel-vowel hiatus at prosodic boundaries
Shigeyoshi Kitazawa

Secondary association of tones in Castilian Spanish
Timothy L. Face

L-tone affixation: evidence from German dialects
Frank Kügler

Rhythmic factors in weak-syllable insertion: an internet corpus study
Hugo Quené

Prosody and Speech Production

Register in Mah Meri: a preliminary phonetic analysis
Mary Stevens, Nicole Kruspe, John Hajek

Prosody as marker of discourse segmentation in Suyá
Miguel Oliveira Jr

Quantitative analysis of intonation patterns in statements and questions in Cantonese
Joan K.-Y. Ma, Valter Ciocca, Tara L. Whitehill

Interaction between the Scottish English system of prominence and vowel length
Olga Gordeeva

Preliminary results of prosodic effects on domain-initial segments in Hamkyeong Korean
Sung-A Kim

Syntax and syllable count as predictors of French tonal groups: drawing links to memory for prosody
Annie C. Gilbert, Victor J. Boucher

Articulatory strengthening and prosodic hierarchy
Jianfen Cao, Yuling Zheng

Articulatory and acoustic correlates of prenuclear and nuclear accents
Doris Mücke, Martine Grice, Johannes Becker, Anne Hermes, Stefan Baumann

Prosodic marking of focus domains - categorical or gradient?
Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice, Susanne Steindamm

L tone downtrends in Korean across utterance types
Kyung-hee Kim

The domain of realization of the l- phrase tone in american English
Jonathan Barnes, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Alejna Brugos, Nanette Veilleux

Prosodic encoding of topic and focus in Mandarin
Bei Wang, Yi Xu

Contextual tonal variations and pitch targets in Cantonese
Ying Wai Wong

Realization of Cantonese rising tones under different speaking rates
Ying Wai Wong

Thai tonal contrast under changes in speech rate and stress
Rattima Nitisaroj

Rate sensitivity of syllable in French: a perceptual illusion?
Valérie Pasdeloup, Robert Espesser, Malika Faraj

Production of word stress in German: children and adults
Katrin Schneider, Bernd Möbius

Stress and accent in Catalan and Spanish: patterns of duration, vowel quality, overall intensity, and spectral balance
Pilar Prieto, Marta Ortega-Llebaria

Acoustic cues of stress and accent in Catalan
Lluïsa Astruc, Pilar Prieto

Boundaries and tonal articulation in Taiwanese Min
Ho-hsien Pan, Yi-hsin Tai

Declination and supra-laryngeal articulation in Cantonese - EPG study
Ivan Yuen

Effects of stress on intonational structure in Greek
Mary Baltazani

Time-domain noise subtraction applied in the analysis of Lombard speech
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Katja Grauwinkel, Martti Vainio

Lombard speech: auditory (a), visual (v) and AV effects
Chris Davis, Jeesun Kim, Katja Grauwinkel, Hansjörg Mixdorff

Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody

A dynamical model for generating prosodic structure
Plínio A. Barbosa

An automatic method for revising ill-formed sentences based on n-grams
Theologos Athanaselis, Stelios Bakamidis, Ioannis Dologlou

Focal pitch accents and subject positions in Spanish: comparing close-to-standard varieties and argentinean porteño
Christoph Gabriel

Prosodic realization of information structure categories in standard Chinese
Yiya Chen, Bettina Braun

Emphasis, syllable duration, and tonal realization in standard Chinese
Yiya Chen

Tonal constituents and meanings of yes-no questions in american English
Nancy Hedberg, Juan M. Sosa, Lorna Fadden

Prosodic properties of constituents associated with stressed auch in German
Stefan Sudhoff, Denisa Lenertová

Russian personal pronouns in syntax and phonology
Ina Mleinek, Valja Werkmann

Can prosodic cues and function words guide syntactic processing and acquisition?
Severine Millotte, Roger Wales, Emmanuel Dupoux, Anne Christophe

Acoustic prominence and reference accessibility in language production
Duane Watson, Jennifer E. Arnold, Michael K. Tanenhaus

More than pointing with the prosodic focus: the valence-intensity-domain (VID) model
Véronique Aubergé, Albert Rilliard

Focus-related pitch range manipulation (and peak alignment effects) in Egyptian Arabic
Sam Hellmuth

An experimental study on the assignment of focus accent in Mandarin
Yunjia Wang, Min Chu

Predicting prosodic phrasing using linguistic features
Tae-Jin Yoon

Utterance final forms in dialogues by young Japanese: a syntactic and prosodic analysis
Yukihiro Nishinuma, Akiko Hayashi, Hiroko Yabe

Cross-dialectal turn exchange rhythm in English interviews
Janice Fon

The effect of paralinguistic emphasis on F0 contours of Cantonese speech
Wentao Gu, Keikichi Hirose, Hiroya Fujisaki

Prosodic and informational aspects of polar questions in Neapolitan Italian
Claudia Crocco

Argument structure and focus projection in Korean
Hee-Sun Kim, Sun-Ah Jun, Hyuck-Joon Lee, Jong-Bok Kim

Interface between information structure and intonation in Dutch WH-questions
Aoju Chen

Syntactic and prosodic parenthesis
Jörg Peters

Speech Technology - Speech Synthesis

Rule-based prosody prediction for German text-to-speech synthesis
Stephanie Becker, Marc Schröder, William J. Barry

Duration prediction in Mandarin TTS system
Qing Guo, Nobuyuki Katae

Adaptation of prosodic phrasing models
Peter Bell, Tina Burrows, Paul Taylor

F0 and segment duration in formant synthesis of speaker age
Susanne Schötz

High resolution speech F0 modification
Tamás Bárdi

Effects of prosodic factors on spectral balance: analysis and synthesis
Qi Miao, Xiaochuan Niu, Esther Klabbers, Jan van Santen

Decomposition of pitch curves in the general superpositional intonation model
Taniya Mishra, Jan van Santen, Esther Klabbers

An innovative F0 modeling approach for emphatic affirmative speech, applied to the greek language
Georgios P. Giannopoulos, Aimilios E. Chalamandaris

Prosody generation in the speech-to-speech translation framework
Pablo Daniel Agüero, Jordi Adell, Antonio Bonafonte

Facing data scarcity using variable feature vector dimension
Pablo Daniel Agüero, Antonio Bonafonte

Disfluent speech analysis and synthesis: a preliminary approach
Jordi Adell, Antonio Bonafonte, David Escudero

Structural data-driven prosody model for TTS synthesis
Jan Romportl

Language- and speaker specific implementation of intonation contours in multilingual TTS synthesis
Boris Lobanov, Liliya Tsirulnik, Dmitry Zhadinets, Helena Karnevskaya

Statistical study of speaker²s peculiarities of utterances into phrases segmentation
Boris Lobanov, Liliya Tsirulnik

Rule-based generation of phrase components in two-step synthesis of fundamental frequency contours of Mandarin
Qinghua Sun, Keikichi Hirose, Wentao Gu, Nobuaki Minematsu

Efficient speech synthesis system using the deterministic plus stochastic model
Daniel Erro, Asunción Moreno

Towards an automatic foreign accent reduction tool
Kwansun Cho, John G. Harris

Efficient technique for quantization of pitch contours
Jani Nurminen, Sakari Himanen, Anssi Rämö

Prosody and Affect

Optical cues to the visual perception of lexical and phrasal stress in English
Rebecca Scarborough, Patricia Keating, Marco Baroni, Taehong Cho, Sven Mattys, Abeer Alwan, Edward Auer Jr, Lynne E. Bernstein

Some gender and cultural differences in perception of affective expressions
Donna Erickson

Signalling affect in Mandarin Chinese - the role of non-lexical utterance-final edge tones
Patricia Mueller-Liu

Paralinguistic effects on voice quality: a study in Japanese
Caroline Menezes, Kikuo Maekawa

Neutral speech corpora - a test for neutrality
Ana Cristina Fricke Matte

Emotion recognition using IG-based feature compensation and continuous support vector machines
Chung-Hsien Wu, Ze-Jing Chuang

Emotion recognition in the noise applying large acoustic feature sets
Björn Schuller, Dejan Arsic, Frank Wallhoff, Gerhard Rigoll

Speech rates in French expressive speech
Grégory Beller, Thomas Hueber, Diemo Schwarz, Xavier Rodet

Temporal interaction of emotional prosody and emotional semantics: evidence from ERPs
Silke Paulmann, Sonja A. Kotz

Voiced and unvoiced content of fear-type emotions in the SAFE corpus
Chloé Clavel, Ioana Vasilescu, Gael Richard, Laurence Devillers

Attitudinal patterns in Brazilian portuguese intonation: analysis and synthesis
João Antônio de Moraes, Cirineu Cecote Stein

Comparing vocal parameters in spontaneous and posed child-directed speech
Felix Schaeffler, Vera Kempe, Sonja Biersack

How prosodic attitudes can be false friends: Japanese vs. French social affects
Takaaki Shochi, Véronique Aubergé, Albert Rilliard

Cross-linguistic Studies and Prosodic Variability

Stress patterns of complex German cardinal numbers
Petra Wagner, Meike Paulson

The temporal structure of penta- and hexasyllabic words in Estonian
Pärtel Lippus, Karl Pajusalu, Pire Teras

Intonational differences in Lombard speech: looking beyond fo range
Pauline Welby

A perceptual study on variability in break allocation within Chinese sentences
Min Chu, Honghui Dong, Jianhua Tao

Contextual variability of third-tone sandhi in Taiwan Mandarin
Chun-Mei Chen

Voice quality and variation: a pilot study of the Liverpool accent
Marion Coadou

Prosodic structure affects the production and perception of voice-assimilated German fricatives
Claudia Kuzla, Mirjam Ernestus, Holger Mitterer

Is there a distinction between h+!h* and h+l* in standard German? evidence from an acoustic and auditory analysis
Tamara Rathcke, Jonathan Harrington

Acoustic differentiation of l- and l-l% in switchboard and radio news speech
Heejin Kim, Tae-Jin Yoon, Jennifer Cole, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

Additive effects of phrase boundary on English accented vowels
Eun-Kyung Lee, Jennifer Cole, Heejin Kim

Is irregular phonation a reliable cue towards the segmentation of continuous speech in american English?
Kushan Surana, Janet Slifka

A preliminary study of prosodic patterns in two varieties of suburban youth speech in france
David Le Gac, Mikaël Jamin, Lehka Iryna

Evidence for soft preplanning in tonal production: initial scaling in Romance
Pilar Prieto, Mariapaola D'Imperio, Gorka Elordieta, Sónia Frota, Marina Vigário

A scaling contrast in Majorcan Catalan interrogatives
Maria del Mar Vanrell Bosch

Morphotonology for TTS in Niger-congo languages
Dafydd Gibbon, Eno-Abasi Urua

Non- and quasi-lexical realizations of "positive response" in Korean, Polish and Thai
Maciej Karpiñski, Janusz Klesta, Emilia Szalkowska

Replicating in Naxi (tibeto-burman) an experiment designed for Yoruba: an approach to prominence-sensitive prosody vs. calculated prosody
Alexis Michaud

Pitch and voice quality characteristics of the lexical word-tones of Tamang, as compared with level tones (naxi data) and pitch-plus-voice-quality tones (vietnamese data)
Alexis Michaud, Martine Mazaudon

The intonation of Banyumas Javanese
Ruben Stoel

Syllable cut and energy contour: a contrastive study of German and Hungarian
Katalin Mády, Krisztián Z. Tronka, Uwe D. Reichel

Lexical stress realisation: native vs. ESL speech
Hua-Li Jian

Acoustic and perceptual cues for compound-phrasal contrasts in Vietnamese
Thu Nguyen, John Ingram

Pitch range is not pitch range
Christiane Ulbrich

Pitch range variation in child affective speech
Ioulia Grichkovtsova, Ineke Mennen

The effect of glottalization on voice preference
Hongwei Ding, Oliver Jokisch, Rüdiger Hoffmann

Transcribing intonational variation at different levels of analysis
Brechtje Post, Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie

Language Acquisition and Learning, Conversational Speech, and Neural Processing

Acquisition of prosody in a Spanish-English bilingual child
Sahyang Kim, Jean Andruski, Eugenia Casielles, Geoff S. Nathan, R. Work

Intonation phrasing in Chinese EFL learners² read speech
Hua Chen

Prosodic characteristics in the speech of Chinese EFL learners
Veronika Makarova, Xia Zhou

A rhythmic analysis on Chinese EFL speech
Aijun Li, Zhigang Yin, Yiqing Zu

Unstressed vowels in non-native German
Ulrike Gut

Native intuitions of speakers of a lexical accent system in L2 acquisition of stress: the case of Russian learners of Polish
Anna Kijak

Using prosodic and voice quality features for paralinguistic information extraction
Carlos Toshinori Ishi, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Norihiro Hagita

A trial of communicative prosody generation based on control characteristic of one-word utterance observed in real conversational speech
Yoko Greenberg, Nagisa Shibuya, Minoru Tsuzaki, Hiroaki Kato, Yoshinori Sagisaka

Intonational cues to discourse structure in Bari and Pisa Italian: perceptual evidence
Michelina Savino, Martine Grice, Barbara Gili Fivela, Giovanna Marotta

The intonation of polar questions in two central varieties of Italian
Rosa Giordano

Interaction of verb accentuation and utterance finality in Bangla
Indranil Dutta, Hans Henrich Hock

Two contours, two meanings: the intonation of jaja in German phone conversations
Andrea Golato, Zsuzsanna Fagyal

The prosody of suspects² responses during Police interviews
Lorna Fadden

Prosodic signalling of (un)expected information in South Swedish - an interactive manipulation experiment
Gilbert Ambrazaitis

An fMRI study of multimodal deixis: preliminary results on prosodic, syntactic, manual and ocular pointing
Francesca Carota, Hélène Loevenbruck, Coriandre Vilain, Monica Baciu, Christian Abry, Laurent Lamalle, Cédric Pichat, Christoph Segebarth

The use of multi-pitch patterns for evaluating the positive and negative valence of emotional speech
Norman D. Cook, Takashi X. Fujisawa

The neural mechanisms for understanding self and speaker²s mind from emotional speech: an event-related fMRI study
Midori Homma, Satoshi Imaizumi, Masaharu Maruishi, Hiroyuki Muranaka

Search papers


Prosodic Variability

Prosody in Dialogue Speech

Prosody and Speech Perception

Affective Speech

Prosody in Pathology and Ageing

Analysis and Formulation of Prosody

Prosody and Speech Production

Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody

Speech Technology - Speech Synthesis

Speech Technology - Speech Recognition and Understanding

Speech Technology - Annotation and Speech Corpus Creation

Prosody and Affect

Cross-linguistic Studies and Prosodic Variability

Language Acquisition and Learning, Conversational Speech, and Neural Processing


Prosody and Affective Computing

Auditory-Visual Prosody Processing

Understanding Emotions in Speech: Neural and Cross-Cultural Evidence

Prosody in Automatic Speech Recognition

Articulatory-Functional Approaches to Speech Prosody