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Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
6-9 May 2008
doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2008


Prosody in Speech Technology


Generating Spanish intonation with a trainable prosodic model
Gérard Bailly, Alex Bartroli

Comparing QMT1 and HMMs for the synthesis of american English prosody
Sacha Krstulovic, Javier Latorre, Sabine Buchholz

Prosodic word grouping with global probability estimation method
Qing Guo, Jie Zhang, Nobuyuki Katae

Integration of intonation in trainable speech synthesis
Lidong Luo, Xingchi Xian

Using prosody for automatically monitoring human-computer call dialogues
Woosung Kim

A new clustering approach for JEMA
Pablo Daniel Agüero, Juan Carlos Tulli, Antonio Bonafonte

Pause transfer in the speech-to-speech translation domain
Pablo Daniel Agüero, Juan Carlos Tulli, Antonio Bonafonte

Exploiting prosodic breaks in language modeling with random forests
Yi Su, Frederick Jelinek

Improved prediction of tone components for F0 contour generation of Mandarin speech based on the tone nucleus model
Qinghua Sun, Keikichi Hirose, Nobuaki Minematsu

Modeling of vowel duration in malayalam speech using probability distribution
Deepa P. Gopinath, S. G. Veena, Achuthsankar S. Nair

Prosodic trees for boundary detection in ASR in French
Natalia Segal, Philippe Martin, Katarina Bartkova

Predicting F0 and voicing from NAM-captured whispered speech
Viet-Anh Tran, Gérard Bailly, Hélène Loevenbruck, Tomoki Toda

Pitch and duration transformation with non-parallel data
Damien Lolive, Nelly Barbot, Olivier Boeffard

Modeling intonation variability with HMM for speech synthesis
Cédric Boidin, Olivier Boeffard

ANALOR - a tool for semi-automatic annotation of French prosodic structure
Mathieu Avanzi, Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Bernard Victorri

Phonetic pitch movements of accentual phrases in Korean read speech
Hyongsil Cho, Stéphane Rauzy

Optimizing the automatic functional annotation of English intonation
Daniel Hirst, Saandia Ali

Frontema: a unit for the study of word boundaries
José Albos Rodrigues, Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto, Maria Auxiliadora Bezerra

Detecting changes in key and range for the automatic modelling and coding of intonation
Céline De Looze, Daniel Hirst

Korean MULTEXT: a Korean prosody corpus
Sunhee Kim, Daniel Hirst, Hyongsil Cho, Ho-Young Lee, Minhwa Chung

Joint prosodic and spectral modeling for robust speaker verification
Yuan-Fu Liao, Wen-Chieh Chang, Zong-You Xie, Ding-Yun Zeng, Yau-Tarng Juang

A fundamental frequency estimator by crosscorrelation of adjacent spectra
Philippe Martin

Learning prosodic sequences using the fundamental frequency variation spectrum
Kornel Laskowski, Jens Edlund, Mattias Heldner

A learner corpus - ESCCL
Hua Chen, Qiufang Wen, Aijun Li





Tone, Accent and Intonation


Early and late nuclei in yes-no questions: tails or high rises?
Nancy Hedberg, Juan M. Sosa, Emrah Görgülü

Post-nuclear prominence patterns in northern Russian question intonation
Margje Post

Intonation in hebrew-speaking children with high-functioning autism: a case study
Hila Green, Yishai Tobin

Non-rising questions in North Kyeongsang Korean
Hye-Sook Lee

Prenuclear rises in Northern and Southern German
Doris Mücke, Martine Grice, Anne Hermes, Johannes Becker

The structure of Persian intonation
Nima Sadat-Tehrani

Revisiting the phonetics and phonology of Shanghai tone sandhi
Yiya Chen

Prominence- and boundary-related acoustic correlations in brazilian portuguese read and spontaneous speech
Plínio A. Barbosa

Robustness of tonal and segmental information in noise - auditory and visual contributions
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Yuping Wang, Yu Hu

Prosodic boundary patterns in Hebrew: a case study of continuous intonation units in weather forecast
Vered Silber-Varod, Loïc Kessous

Dip and hat pattern: a phonological contrast of German?
Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Oliver Niebuhr

The alternatives (alt) tier for toBI: advantages of capturing prosodic ambiguity
Alejna Brugos, Nanette Veilleux, Mara Breen, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

Perception of South Kyungsang Korean tones
Seung-Eun Chang

Narrow focus in Brazilian portuguese: spatial and temporal constraints
Luciana Lucente, Plínio A. Barbosa

A systematic framework for studying the contribution of F0 and duration to the perception of accented words in Hebrew
Noam Amir, Bat-Chen Almogi, Hansjörg Mixdorff

Swiss alpine and midland intonation
Adrian Leemann, Beat Siebenhaar

Broad focus vs contrastive focus: is there categorical perception in Pisa Italian?
Barbara Gili Fivela

Semantic judgments as evidence for the intonational structure of Dutch
Carlos Gussenhoven

Tonal structure and constituency in Neapolitan Italian: evidence for the accentual phrase in statements and questions
Caterina Petrone, Mariapaola D’Imperio

A comparative study on tone realization in Cantonese-accented Mandarin and standard Mandarin
Jian Jin, Weixiang Hu, Xia Wang, Ziyu Xiong

The role of pitch contours in tonal languages processing
Udo Will, Nick Poss

Pitch accent in Japanese: implementation by the c/d model
Osamu Fujimura

Structuring F0 prominences (melisms): an analysis of the statistical concordances between four French speakers
Geneviève Caelen-Haumont


Rhythm and Tempo


Factors affecting speaking-rate adaptation in task-oriented dialogs
Nigel G. Ward, S. Kumar Mamidipally

Speech rate effects on speech rhythm
Alexsandro R. Meireles, Plínio A. Barbosa

The effect of global rhythms on local accent perceptions in German
Oliver Niebuhr

Prosodic transfer in L2 speech: evidence from phrasal prominence and rhythm
Emily Nava, Maria Luisa Zubizarreta

Pausing as an indicator of fluency in the Russian of Finnish learners
Riikka Ullakonoja

The pace of the delivery of speech in contexts with the preposition ±de² in BH portuguese
José Olímpio de Magalhães, Maria Dorotéa Sales Barbosa, Ceriz Graça Bicalho Cruz Costa

On the phonetics of rhythm of Italian: patterns of duration in pre-planned and spontaneous speech
Rosa Giordano

Rhythmic patterns and their automatic retrieval in spontaneous French
Katarina Bartkova

Hierarchical levels of rhythm in conversational speech
Michael L. O’Dell, Mietta Lennes, Tommi Nieminen

Rhythm and rhythmic variation in british English: subjective and objective evaluation of French and native speakers
Anne Tortel, Daniel Hirst

The long and the short and the final: phonological vowel length and prosodic timing in Hungarian
Laurence White, Katalin Mády

Form and substance relationship in rhythmic structuring: a morphodynamic analysis of rate sensitivity at the infra-syllabic level
Valérie Pasdeloup, Robert Espesser, David Piotrowski, Malika Faraj

Phoneme dedicated ANN improves segmental duration model
João Paulo Teixeira, Diamantino Freitas

The role of speech rate in perceiving speech rhythm
Volker Dellwo

Size of rhythm-groups affects the memory trace of heard words in utterances: results from a pilot study using evoked potentials
Annie C. Gilbert, Victor J. Boucher, Boutheina Jemel

A preliminary study of temporal adaptation in Polish VC groups
Zofia Malisz, Katarzyna Klessa




Prosody and Higher Linguistic Domains


Prosody and the production of ambiguous relative clauses in French
Amanda Edmonds, Audrey Liljestrand Fultz, Jason Killam

Prosodic characteristics associated with the clause in Venezuelan Spanish: an acoustic, audio-perceptive analysis
Elsa Mora, Hernán Martínez

Prosodic phrasing and intonation in neutral and subject-narrow-focus sentences of brazilian portuguese
Luciani Ester Tenani, Flaviane Romani Fernandes-Svartman

Speaking rate effects on discourse prosody in standard Chinese
Aijun Li, Yiqing Zu

Detecting prominence in conversational speech: pitch accent, givenness and focus
Vivek Kumar Rangarajan Sridhar, Ani Nenkova, Shrikanth Narayanan, Dan Jurafsky

Articulatory gestures and focus marking in German
Anne Hermes, Johannes Becker, Doris Mücke, Stefan Baumann, Martine Grice

Reading and listening to garden-path PP sentences in Brazilian portuguese
Marcus Maia

Use of l+h* for immediate contrast resolution
Kiwako Ito, Shari R. Speer

Default phrasing in English relative clause attachment data
Sun-Ah Jun, Molly Shilman

Phonological representation of connective words - a toBI study in Gouyu and Taiwan Min
Wen-chi Shen

Now move x to cell y: intonation of ±now² in on-line reference resolution
Bettina Braun, Aoju Chen

How similar are pitch contours derived from ±imaginary² student interactions to those derived from real interactions?
Monja Knoll, Lisa Scharrer

Intonation as a cue to turn management in telephone and face-to-face interactions
Miguel Oliveira Jr, Tiago Freitas

The prosody of negation in brazilian portuguese
Meghan Armstrong, Anouschka Bergmann, Terrin Tamati

The role of l+h* pitch accent in discourse construction
Ross Metusalem, Kiwako Ito

Discourse structure and phrase level phenomena: the phonetics of continuation contours in topic-internal position
Barbara Gili Fivela

Conversational prosodic interactivity when one partner has aphasia
Eugene H. Buder, Jamie L. Edrington

Relative clause attachment in English and Spanish: a production study
Anouschka Bergmann, Meghan Armstrong, Kristine Maday

Deaccenting, MAXIMIZE PRESUPPOSITION and evidential scale
Yurie Hara, Shigeto Kawahara

Encoding interrogativity intonationally in a second language
Aoju Chen, Ineke Mennen


Phonology and Phonetics of Prosody, and Prosodic Variability


A preliminary study of lexical stress in taiwan English homographs
Hua-Li Jian, Vincent Chang

Looking at French schwa in initial position through the glasses of prosody
Anne Lacheret-Dujour, Chantal Lyche

A methodological study into the linguistic dimensions of pitch range differences between German and English
Ineke Mennen, Felix Schaeffler, Gerard Docherty

A diachronic study of prosody through French audio archives
Philippe Boula de Mareüil, Albert Rilliard, Alexandre Allauzen

Duration as a cue to stress and accent in tunisian Arabic, native English, and L2 English
Nadia Bouchhioua

The role of vowel quality in cuing stress and accent in tunisian Arabic, native English, and L2 English
Nadia Bouchhioua

Quantitative analysis of preboundary lengthening in Cantonese
Ivan Chow

Prosody variation: application to automatic prosody evaluation of Mandarin speech
Huibin Jia, Jianhua Tao, Xia Wang

Focus and intonational marking in boundaries dialects: brazilian portuguese and Uruguayan Spanish in yes/no questions
Claudia Cunha, Glaucia Felismino, Leticia Rebollo, Maristela Silva

Prosodic comparative study of Mexico City and Madrid Spanish
Eduardo Patricio Velázquez Patiño

F1 and spectral correlates of secondary stress in brazilian portuguese
Pablo Arantes, Plinio A. Barbosa

On the comparison of catalan-Spanish intonation systems using statistical corpus modeling and objective metrics
David Escudero-Mancebo, Valentin Cardenoso-Payo, Antonio Bonafonte

Final accent and lengthening in French
Shunsuke Nakata, Yohann Meynadier

Modelling intonation in varieties of Swedish
Gösta Bruce, Susanne Schötz, Björn Granström, Laura Enflo

Acquisition of regional pitch patterns in L2
Christiane Ulbrich

A cross-cultural comparison of american, Palestinian, and Swedish perception of charismatic speech
Fadi Biadsy, Andrew Rosenberg, Rolf Carlson, Julia Hirschberg, Eva Strangert

More on the "segmental anchoring" of prenuclear rises: evidence from East Middle German
Felicitas Kleber, Tamara Rathcke

Verbal stress assignment in brazilian portuguese and the prosodic interpretation of segmental sequences
Maria Cantoni, Thaïs Cristófaro Silva

The role of duration as a phonetic correlate of focus
Frank Kügler

Relationships among prosodic sensitivity, musical processing, and phonological awareness in pre-readers
Gina C. Cardillo





Prosody of Expressive Speech


Real vs. acted emotional speech: comparing South-asian and Caucasian speakers and observers
Suleman Shahid, Emiel Krahmer, Marc Swerts

A preliminary study on silent pauses in Mandarin expressive speech
Xia Wang, Aijun Li, Chu Yuan

Some non-F0 cues to emotional speech: an experiment with morphing
Donna Erickson, Takaaki Shochi, Caroline Menezes, Hideki Kawahara, Ken-Ichi Sakakibara

Articulation degree as a prosodic dimension of expressive speech
Grégory Beller, Nicolas Obin, Xavier Rodet

Perception of French audio-visual prosodic attitudes
Albert Rilliard, Jean-Claude Martin, Véronique Aubergé, Takaaki Shochi

Recognition of Japanese attitudes in audio-visual speech
Takaaki Shochi, Donna Erickson, Albert Rilliard, Véronique Aubergé, Jean-Claude Martin

How we are not equally competent for discriminating acted from spontaneous expressive speech
Nicolas Audibert, Véronique Aubergé, Albert Rilliard

Reciting a sonnet: production strategies and perceptual effects
Sandra Madureira

prosoreport: an automatic tool for prosodic description: application to a radio style
J.-Ph. Goldman, A. Auchlin, M. Avanzi, A. C. Simon

Transformation of LF parameters for speech synthesis of emotion: regression trees
Michelle Tooher, Irena Yanushevskaya, Christer Gobl

Voice quality and loudness in affect perception
Irena Yanushevskaya, Christer Gobl, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide

Seeing glee but hearing fear? emotional Mcgurk effect in Swedish
Åsa Abelin

Emotion expression in speech acts in brazilian portuguese: production and perception
Manuela Colamarco, João Antônio de Moraes

The roles of pause in speech expression
Izabel Cristina Viola, Sandra Madureira



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Keynote Papers

Voice Quality in Prosody Research

Prosody in Speech Technology

Prosody in Speech Recognition and Understanding

Speech Pathology

Human Voices and Emotion, Functional Brain Imaging Insights (Special Session 1)

Tone, Accent and Intonation

Rhythm and Tempo

Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Prosody

Speech Rhythm and its Measures

Prosody and Higher Linguistic Domains

Phonology and Phonetics of Prosody, and Prosodic Variability

Prosodic Variability

L1 and L2 Learning

Modes of Enunciation and Prosody (Special Session)

Prosody of Expressive Speech

Perception of Prosody