Category: prosody

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!

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]

Modelling the perception of English F0 scaling in a segmental context

Paper presented at ETAP 2 in Montreal: Barnes, Jonathan, Alejna Brugos, Nanette Veilleux, & Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. 2011. Modelling the perception of English F0 scaling in a segmental context. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2, Montreal, Canada. [pdf of abstract]

Voiceless intervals and perceptual completion in F0 contours: Evidence from scaling perception in American English

Paper from the special session at ICPhS XVII, “Shapes and Tones – Towards a More Holistic Perspective in Intonation Research”: Jonathan Barnes, Alejna Brugos, Nanette Veilleux & Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. (2011). Voiceless Intervals and Perceptual Completion in F0 Contours: Evidence from Scaling Perception in American English. ICPhS 17, Hong Kong. [pdf] Abstract: Intonation models describing F0 […]