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Speech Prosody 2016 Call for Papers

Have you seen the Speech Prosody 2016 Call for Papers? The deadline for submission of 4-page papers is November 15th, and the submission page is up and running. We hope you’ll join is in Boston next May!

Speech Prosody 2016 to be hosted in Boston

We are pleased to share that we will be hosting Speech Prosody 2016 at Boston University from Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3, 2016. Please visit the Speech Prosody 2016 website for details on upcoming deadlines and other updates.

Talk at Speech Prosody 7: Segmental Influences on the Perception of Pitch Accent Scaling in English

Jonathan Barnes, Alejna Brugos, Nanette Veilleux & Stefanie Shattuck Hufnagel. (2014) “Segmental Influences on the Perception of Pitch Accent Scaling in English.” In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 7, Campbell, Gibbon, and Hirst (eds.), pp. 1125-1129. Full paper: [pdf (4.8 mb)] Abstract: In both tone and intonation systems, segmental context is known to influence production and […]

Poster at Speech Prosody 7: Effects of dynamic pitch and relative scaling on the perception of duration and prosodic grouping in American English

Alejna Brugos & Jonathan Barnes. (2014) “Effects of dynamic pitch and relative scaling on the perception of duration and prosodic grouping in American English.” In Proceedings of Speech Prosody 7, Campbell, Gibbon, and Hirst (eds.), pp. 388-392. Full paper: pdf (4.5 mb) Abstract: Results of two perception experiments suggest that using timing measures alone to […]

Poster at ASA: Individual differences in the perception of fundamental frequency scaling in American English speech

Nanette Veilleux, Jonathan Barnes, Alejna Brugos, & Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. (2014) “Individual differences in the perception of fundamental frequency scaling in American English speech.” Poster presented at the 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, May, 2014. Abstract: Although most participants (N = 62) in an F0 scaling experiment judged open syllables (day) as […]

Poster at ASA: Dynamic pitch and pitch range interact in distortions of perceived duration of American English speech tokens

Alejna Brugos & Jonathan Barnes. (2014) “Dynamic pitch and pitch range interact in distortions of perceived duration of American English speech tokens.” Poster presented at the 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, May, 2014. Abstract: Previous research showed that pitch factors can distort perceived duration: tokens with dynamic or higher f0 tend […]

Poster: A proposal for labelling prosodic disfluencies in ToBI

Alejna Brugos and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (2012). “A proposal for labelling prosodic disfluencies in ToBI.” Poster presented at Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science and Technology, July 31, 2012, Stuttgart, Germany. [pdf of poster (large size)] [pdf of abstract]

Interspeech 2012 Paper: Perceptual Foundations for Naturalistic Variability in the Prosody of Synthetic Speech

Nanette Veilleux, Jonathan Barnes, Alejna Brugos & Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (2012) “Perceptual Foundations for Naturalistic Variability in the Prosody of Synthetic Speech,” Poster to be presented at Interspeech 2012, September 9-13, Portland, Oregon. [pdf] This poster will be included in a session entitled “Speech Synthesis: Selected Topics,” on Thursday, September 13th. Abstract Recent studies have shown […]

Slides from talk presented at Speech Prosody 2012

Here are the presentation slides used for the talk “The Auditory Kappa Effect in a Speech Context,” by Alejna Brugos and Jonathan Barnes, presented at Speech Prosody 6 on May 22, 2012 in Shanghai, China.[ppt] First author Alejna Brugos was presented a Best Student Paper Award for this paper, based “on the basis of both […]

book chapter preprint: On the nature of perceptual differences between accentual peaks and plateaux

Jonathan Barnes, Alejna Brugos, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel & Nanette Veilleux. (forthcoming). On the nature of perceptual differences between accentual peaks and plateaux. In: O. Niebuhr (ed.), Prosodies – Context, Function, Communication (pp. 93-118). Berlin/New York: de Gruyter. [pdf]