Category: prosody

TCoG preprint: “Tonal Center of Gravity: A global approach to tonal implementation in a level-based intonational phonology”

Jonathan Barnes, Nanette Veilleux, Alejna Brugos, and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. (Forthcoming). “Tonal Center of Gravity: A global approach to tonal implementation in a level-based intonational phonology.” Laboratory Phonology. [pdf] Abstract Recent evidence that pitch-movement shape can influence perceived alignment of rising (LH) pitch accents in several languages appears to challenge the well-established level-based approach to intonation […]

The effect of global F0 contour shape on the perception of tonal timing contrasts in American English intonation

Jonathan Barnes, Nanette Veilleux, Alejna Brugos and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. (2010). The effect of global F0 contour shape on the perception of tonal timing contrasts in American English intonation, Speech Prosody 2010, 100445: 1-4. [pdf] Abstract: Results from an ABX perception task involving the contrast between default- and late-timed pitch accents ((L+)H* and L*+H) in American […]

Perceptual Robustness of the Tonal Center of Gravity for Contour Classification

Poster from the September, 2009 Workshop on Prosody and Meaning, Barcelona: “Perceptual Robustness of the Tonal Center of Gravity for Contour Classification” by Nanette Veilleux, Jon Barnes, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel and Alejna Brugos [pdf of poster] [pdf of abstract]

Alternatives to F0 turning points in American English intonation

Poster from the November 2008 ASA meeting: “Alternatives to F0 turning points in American English intonation,” by Jonathan Barnes, Nanette Veilleux, Alejna Brugos and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel [pdf of poster] Abstract: Since the inception of the autosegmental‐metrical approach to intonation (Bruce 1977, Pierrehumbert 1980, Ladd 1996), the location and scaling of f0 turning points have been […]

Speech Prosody 2012 paper: The auditory kappa effect in a speech context

Preprint of Brugos, Alejna & Barnes, Jonathan. (2012). “The auditory kappa effect in a speech context.” Spech Prosody, Shanghai, China. [pdf]

CUNY 2012 poster: Pitch trumps duration in a grouping perception task

Here is the poster for Brugos, Alejna & Barnes, Jonathan (2012). “Pitch trumps duration in a grouping perception task,” 25th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York, NY. March, 2012. For the full-sized poster pdf, click here: brugos-barnes-CUNY2012.

Welcome to Prosody Lab

This space will be used to share publications and research news from the collaborations of: Jonathan Barnes (Boston University) Alejna Brugos (Boston University) Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel (MIT) Nanette Veilleux (Simmons College)