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Speech Prosody 2012

Shanghai, China
22-25 May 2012

Speech Processing and Tools; Description and Cross-Linguistic Studies


Representing the prosodic context of words using Gaussian mixture models
Shreyas A. Karkhedkar, Nigel G. Ward

Prosody modification for vocoder based on amplitude spectrum of residual signal
Zhengqi Wen, Jianhua Tao

Prozed: a speech prosody analysis-by-synthesis tool for linguists
Daniel Hirst

SPeech Phonetization Alignment and Syllabification (SPPAS): a tool for the automatic analysis of speech prosody
Brigitte Bigi, Daniel Hirst

Tone generation by maximizing joint likelihood of syllabic HMMs for Mandarin speech synthesis
Xingyu Na, Chaomin Wang, Xiang Xie, Jingming Kuang, Yaling He

Automatic segmentation of English words using phonotactic and syllable information
Raymond W. M. Ng, Keikichi Hirose

Framework for consistent speech databases
Sören Wittenberg, Rüdiger Hoffmann

Perception of Japanese prosodical phonemes through use of a bone-conducted ultrasonic hearing aid
Takayuki Kagomiya, Seiji Nakagawa

Role of pitch slope and duration in synthesized Mizo tones
D. Govind, Priyankoo Sarmah, S. R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Automatic detection of voice creak
Philippe Martin

Multi methods pitch tracking
Philippe Martin

Perceptual and acoustic correlates of speech in a bilateral cochlear implant user
Aline Neves Pessoa, Beatriz C. A. C. Novaes, Sandra Madureira, Zuleica A. Camargo

PROSOTRAN: a tool to annotate prosodically non-standard data
Katarina Bartkova, Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Fabian Santiago-Vargas

Multi-level exemplar-based duration generation for expressive speech synthesis
Mohamed Abou-Zleikha, Éva Székely, Peter Cahill, Julie Carson-Berndsen

Automatisation of intonation modelling and its linguistic anchoring
Uwe D. Reichel

Using noisy speech to study the robustness of a continuous F0 modelling method in HMM-based speech synthesis
Kalu U. Ogbureke, João P. Cabral, Julie Carson-Berndsen

Automatic analysis of the prosodic variations in Parkinsonian read and semi-spontaneous speech
Céline De Looze, Alain Ghio, Stefan Scherer, Gilles Pouchoulin, François Viallet

Prosodyn: a graphical representation of macroprosody for phonostylistic ambiance change detection
Jean-Philippe Goldman


Descriptive and Cross-Linguistic Studies


Pitch accent, eyebrows and context – effects on the exhaustivity of answers?
Charlotte Wollermann, Bernhard Schröder, Ulrich Schade

Alignment of intonational events in German and Brazilian Portuguese – a quantitative study
Hansjörg Mixdorff, Plínio A. Barbosa

The effect of language attrition and tone sandhi on Taiwanese tonal processing
Chia-Hsin Yeh, Jung-Yueh Tu

The effects of prosodic context and word position on Gupapuyngu vowels
Simone Graetzer, John Hajek, Janet Fletcher

The falsetto tones of the dialects in Hubei province
C. Y. Wang, C. J. Tang

Cross-linguistic perception of intonation by Mandarin and Cantonese listeners
Bo Robert Xu, Peggy Mok

Prosodic word in Chengdu dialect
Zuxuan Qin

Disambiguation of tonally unspecified Mandarin syllables
Christopher Huff, Elinor Payne

A global perspective on Chinese intonation
Lihan Wu, Qiuwu Ma

Voice quality and gender: some insights on correlations between perceptual and acoustic dimensions
Zuleica A. Camargo, Sandra Madureira, Aline Neves Pessoa, Luiz Carlos Rusilo

Towards the Mo Piu tonal system: first results on an undocumented south-asian language
Geneviève Caelen-Haumont

Functions of word order and intonation in information structuring in Puyuma
Anastasia Karlsson, Arthur Holmer

Sport in the media: a contrasted study of three sport live media reports with semi-automatic tools
Stéphanie Audrit, Tea Pršir, Antoine Auchlin, Jean-Philippe Goldman

The autosegmental-metrical prosodic structure: not fit for French?
Philippe Martin

Introducing nasalization in Nkonya
Rogers Krobea Asante






Prominence, Focus and Emphasis


Say it again, sam! the prosodic profiles of emphatic reduplication in German
Oliver Niebuhr, Patrycja Jarzabkowska, Uta Lorenz, Christoph Schulz, Farhod Sodigov

Hocus focus – how prosodic profiles of contrastive focus emerge and change in different elicitation contexts
Karin Görs, Oliver Niebuhr

An acoustic study of penultimate accentuation in three varieties of French
Sandra Schwab, Mathieu Avanzi, Jean-Philippe Goldman, Pascal Montchaud, Isabelle Racine

Extra-sentential elements, prosodic restructuring, and information structure. a study of clitic-left dislocation in spontaneous French
Mathieu Avanzi, Lisa Brunetti, Cédric Gendrot

Revisiting focus prosody in Japanese
Albert Lee, Yi Xu

Cross-language prominence detection
Andrew Rosenberg, Erica Cooper, Rivka Levitan, Julia Hirschberg

Prosodic effects on garden-path sentences
Li-Hsin Ning, Chilin Shih

Prosodic encoding and perception of focus in Tibetan (anduo dialect)
Ling Wang, Bei Wang, Yi Xu

Accentuation as cue for speaker adaptation
Constantijn Kaland, Emiel Krahmer, Marc Swerts

Temporal characteristics of emphasis in continuous speech
Chiu-Yu Tseng, Chao-Yu Su

A prosodic account of Italian exclamative sentences: a gating test
Patrizia Sorianello

Using map tasks to investigate the effect of contrastive focus on the Mandarin alveolar-retroflex contrast
Yung-hsiang Shawn Chang, Chilin Shih

Compensation for coarticulation in prosodically weak words
Felicitas Kleber, Jonathan Harrington, Ulrich Reubold, Jessica Siddins

Deaccentuation in Hungarian and its logical background
Katalin Mády

On the normalization of syllable prominence ratings
Christopher Sappok, Denis Arnold

Determining prominence and prosodic boundaries in Korean by non-expert rapid prosody transcription
Hie-Jung You

Modeling speaker variation in cues to prominence using the Bayesian information criterion
Tim Mahrt, Jennifer Cole, Margaret Fleck, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson

Phonetic realization of prosodic focus in Persian
Mortaza Taheri Ardali, Yi Xu

Do native Spanish speakers transfer accentual acoustic properties from Spanish to French L2?
Sandra Schwab



Prosody in Language Acquisition and Language Contact


The role of the acoustic correlates of stress in the perception of Spanish accentual contrasts by French speakers
Sandra Schwab, Joaquim Llisterri

Tone sandhi patterns of Zhenjiang dialect
ChunAn Qiu

Mandarin-accented fall, rise and fall-rise F0 contours in Dutch
Xuliang He, Judith Hanssen, Vincent J. van Heuven, Carlos Gussenhoven

Evaluation of benefits from a computer-aided pronunciation training system for German learners of Mandarin Chinese
Hue San Do, Hussein Hussein, Hansjörg Mixdorff, Oliver Jokisch, Hongwei Ding, Qianyong Gao, Si Wei, Guoping Hu

The perception of speech and non-speech tones by tone and non-tone language listeners
Zhen Qin, Peggy Mok

A study on college non-English majors' acquisition of English stress placement
Xiaoxiang Chen, Hongmin Zhang, Xiaojing Xie

A phonetic investigation of intonational foreign accent in Mandarin Chinese learners of German
Hongwei Ding, Oliver Jokisch, Rüdiger Hoffmann

Perception and production of Mandarin disyllabic tones by German learners
Hongwei Ding

YN questions in L2 Italian of Dutch speaking learners
Claudia Crocco, Jens Baele

L1 prosodic transfer and priming effects: a quantitative study on semispontaneous dialogues
Giuseppina Turco, Michele Gubian

How do pauses reveal linguistic plans by L2 learners of Chinese?
Bei Yang

Phonetic and phonological realization of narrow focus in English declarative sentences by Zhenjiang EFL learners
Hu Na, Jia Yuan, Liu Bin

Prosody perception in L1 and L2
Irina Nesterenko

Perception of focus prosody in the English speech of Bangou speakers
Dorothea J. Hackman

Regional variations of speech rhythm in French: in search of lost times
Nicolas Obin, Mathieu Avanzi, Guri Bordal, Alice Bardiaux

Post-focus compression in second language Mandarin
Ying Chen, Susan Guion-Anderson, Yi Xu

Language contact and prosodic interference: nuclear configurations in Occitan and French statements of the obvious
Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, Carolin Buthke, Trudel Meisenburg

Corsican French questions: is there a prosodic transfer from Corsican to French and how to highlight it?
Philippe Boula de Mareüil, Albert Rilliard, Paolo Mairano, Jean-Pierre Lai

English lexical stress and spoken word recognition in Korean learners of English
Jeonghwa Shin, Shari R. Speer

Productions of continuation "contours" by French speakers in L1 (French) and L2 (English)
Katarina Bartkova, Anne Bonneau, Vincent Colotte, Mathilde Dargnat

Dialect adaptation and two dimensions of tune
James Sneed German

Prosodic similarities in French spoken in the Mascareignes
Philippe Martin




Duration and Rhythm


Syllabic intensity variations as quantification of speech rhythm: evidence from both L1 and L2
Lei He

Significance of glottal activity detection for duration modification
D. Govind, S. R. Mahadeva Prasanna, B. Yegnanarayana

Rhythm typology of Brazilian Portuguese dialects
Alexsandro Rodrigues Meireles, Viviany de Paula Gambarini

Effect of topic structure and sentence length on pause in Mandarin Chinese: comparing female with male speakers
Qian Wu, Bei Wang, Xiaxia Zhang

Testing the perception of speech rhythm on natural and artificial stimuli
Paolo Mairano, Antonio Romano

Speech rhythm and timing of a speech-impaired speaker
Tae-Jin Yoon, Karin Humphreys

A taste of prosody: possible effects of the word-initial singleton-geminate contrast on post-consonantal vowel duration in Kelantan Malay
Hilmi Hamzah, John Hajek, Janet Fletcher

Significance of duration in the prosodic analysis of Assamese
D. Govind, S. Mahanta, S. R. Mahadeva Prasanna

Temporal organization of syllable production in the speech of Cantonese-speaking children
Wai-Sum Lee

Rhythm and tempo in Slovak
Štefan Beňuš, Juraj Šimko

A study on the metrical structure of music with similarity experiments
Stephan Hübler, Rüdiger Hoffmann

A preliminary analysis of speech rhythm in three varieties of Irish (gaelic)
Amelie Dorn, Maria O'Reilly, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide

The neutralization of tone-related duration differences in sung Cantonese
Murray Schellenberg

Stress and phonemic length in the perception of Slovak vowels
Štefan Beňuš, Katalin Mády

Rhythm in Mandarin Chinese and Italian: the role of sentence accents
Pier Marco Bertinetto, Chiara Bertini, Na Zhi

Effects of temporal chunking on speech recall
Annie C. Gilbert, Victor J. Boucher, Boutheina Jemel

Effects of frequency, repetition and prosodic location on ambiguous Mandarin word production
Seth Wiener, Shari R. Speer, Claire Shank

The effects of speaking rate and intonation on the duration of tones in Mandarin Chinese
Jiahong Yuan

Prosodic typology revisited: adding macro-rhythm
Sun-Ah Jun

Variability of speech rhythm in synchronous speech
Volker Dellwo, Daniel Friedrichs






Style, Attitude and Emotion


On the use of melodic patterns as prosodic correlates of emotion in Spanish
Juan-María Garrido, Yesika Laplaza, Montserrat Marquina

Cross-linguistic cross-modality perception of English sad and happy speech
Caroline Menezes, Donna Erickson, Jonghye Han

Perceptual study for emotional speech of Mandarin Chinese
Ting Wang, Hongwei Ding, Wentao Gu

Relative importance of different components of speech contributing to perception of emotion
P. Gangamohan, V. K. Mittal, B. Yegnanarayana

Emotion identification for evaluation of synthesized emotional speech
Stefan Steidl, Tim Polzehl, H. Timothy Bunnell, Ying Dou, Prasanna Kumar Muthukumar, Daniel Perry, Kishore Prahallad, Callie Vaughn, Alan W. Black, Florian Metze

How quickly do listeners recognize emotional prosody in their native versus a foreign language?
Marc D. Pell, Jessica Robin, Silke Paulmann

When brain differentiates happy from neutral in prosody?
Xuhai Chen, Yufang Yang

The influence of speaking style on lexical F0 profiles in French
Rena Nemoto, Martine Adda-Decker, Jacques Durand

Prosodic analysis of Brazilian Portuguese attitudes
Albert Rilliard, João Antônio de Moraes, Donna Erickson, Takaaki Shochi

Extraction of paralinguistic information carried by mono-syllabic interjections in Japanese
Carlos Toshinori Ishi, Hiroaki Hatano, Norihiro Hagita

Do you hear my attitude? prosodic perception of social affects in Mandarin
Yan Lu, Véronique Aubergé, Albert Rilliard

Psychoacoustic abilities as predictors of vocal emotion recognition in autism
Eitan Globerson, Noam Amir, Michal Lavidor, Liat Kishon-Rabin, Ofer Golan

Usual voice quality features and glottal features for emotional valence detection
Marie Tahon, Gilles Degottex, Laurence Devillers

Acoustic and phonetic differences in laughter of male children and adults
Caroline Menezes



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Keynote Papers

Speech Processing and Tools; Description and Cross-Linguistic Studies

Descriptive and Cross-Linguistic Studies

Prosody and Speech Processing

Control of Prosodic Features for Expressive Speech Synthesis with Less Speech Corpus (Special Session)

Prosody and First and Second Language Acquisition

Language Interaction and Acquisition

Prominence, Focus and Emphasis

Prosody in Language Acquisition (Special Session)

Prosody in Language Acquisition and Language Contact

Prosody in Language Contact (Special Session)

Prosody and Emotion; Tonal Aspects of Prosody

Duration and Rhythm

Pitch and Boundaries

Prosody and Regional Dialects

Prosodic Annotation: Past, Present, and Future

Prosody and Perception

Style, Attitude and Emotion

Syntax, Narrative, Speech Act and Discourse