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Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers


The present study investigated production and perception of focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang speakers. Three target sentences were uttered under four focus conditions, i.e., initial, medial, final and neutral focus by 10 Qiang-Mandarin speakers. Systematic acoustic analysis showed that: (1) In Qiang-Mandarin, on-focus words exhibit significant F0 rising, intensity increasing and duration lengthening. There is no Post-focus Compression (PFC). The duration of pre-focus and post-focus words remains largely intact.

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Bei Wang
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15 October 2016 - 5:27am
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[1] Bei Wang, "Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers", IEEE SigPort, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://sigport.org/1224. Accessed: Sep. 21, 2017.
@article{1224-16,
url = {http://sigport.org/1224},
author = {Bei Wang },
publisher = {IEEE SigPort},
title = {Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers},
year = {2016} }
TY - EJOUR
T1 - Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers
AU - Bei Wang
PY - 2016
PB - IEEE SigPort
UR - http://sigport.org/1224
ER -
Bei Wang. (2016). Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers. IEEE SigPort. http://sigport.org/1224
Bei Wang, 2016. Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers. Available at: http://sigport.org/1224.
Bei Wang. (2016). "Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers." Web.
1. Bei Wang. Production and Perception of Focus in L2 Mandarin of Qiang Speakers [Internet]. IEEE SigPort; 2016. Available from : http://sigport.org/1224

An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts


This paper conducted an interface research on rhetorical and prosodic aspects of Chinese reading discourses within the Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) framework. Ten discourses in 3 genres (Commentary, Narrative, and Descriptive) from the Annotated Speech Corpus of Chinese Discourse (ASCCD) were diagrammed in RST. The recordings from 5 males and 5 females were annotated and further analyzed acoustically and statistically by applying Praat and R.

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Authors:
Liang Zhang, Yuan Jia, Aijun Li
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18 October 2016 - 7:52am
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Liang_O10-4-1016.pptx

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[1] Liang Zhang, Yuan Jia, Aijun Li, "An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts", IEEE SigPort, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://sigport.org/1217. Accessed: Sep. 21, 2017.
@article{1217-16,
url = {http://sigport.org/1217},
author = {Liang Zhang; Yuan Jia; Aijun Li },
publisher = {IEEE SigPort},
title = {An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts},
year = {2016} }
TY - EJOUR
T1 - An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts
AU - Liang Zhang; Yuan Jia; Aijun Li
PY - 2016
PB - IEEE SigPort
UR - http://sigport.org/1217
ER -
Liang Zhang, Yuan Jia, Aijun Li. (2016). An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts. IEEE SigPort. http://sigport.org/1217
Liang Zhang, Yuan Jia, Aijun Li, 2016. An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts. Available at: http://sigport.org/1217.
Liang Zhang, Yuan Jia, Aijun Li. (2016). "An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts." Web.
1. Liang Zhang, Yuan Jia, Aijun Li. An Interface Research on Rhetorical Structure and Prosody Features in Chinese Reading Texts [Internet]. IEEE SigPort; 2016. Available from : http://sigport.org/1217

Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra


The bilateral cavities of the piriform fossa are the side branches of the vocal tract and produce anti-resonance(s) in the transfer function. This effect has been known for male vocal tracts, but female data were few. This study investigates contributions of the piriform fossa to vowel spectra in female vocal tracts by means of MRI-based vocal-tract modeling and acoustic experiment with the water-filling technique. Results from three female subjects indicate that the piriform fossa generates one or two dips in the frequency region of 4-6 kHz.

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Authors:
Congcong Zhang, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei
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15 October 2016 - 12:24am
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[1] Congcong Zhang, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei, "Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra", IEEE SigPort, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://sigport.org/1203. Accessed: Sep. 21, 2017.
@article{1203-16,
url = {http://sigport.org/1203},
author = {Congcong Zhang; Kiyoshi Honda; Ju Zhang; Jianguo Wei },
publisher = {IEEE SigPort},
title = {Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra},
year = {2016} }
TY - EJOUR
T1 - Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra
AU - Congcong Zhang; Kiyoshi Honda; Ju Zhang; Jianguo Wei
PY - 2016
PB - IEEE SigPort
UR - http://sigport.org/1203
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Congcong Zhang, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei. (2016). Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra. IEEE SigPort. http://sigport.org/1203
Congcong Zhang, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei, 2016. Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra. Available at: http://sigport.org/1203.
Congcong Zhang, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei. (2016). "Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra." Web.
1. Congcong Zhang, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei. Contributions of the Piriform Fossa of Female Speakers to Vowel Spectra [Internet]. IEEE SigPort; 2016. Available from : http://sigport.org/1203

Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities


This study examines the acoustic effect of the laryngeal cavity of female speakers on the higher vowel spectra. To do so, MRI data of vowels /a/ and /i/ obtained from three female speakers were analyzed with data from a male speaker as reference. 3D vocal-tract shapes were extracted from the MRI data and printed as solid mechanical models. Transfer functions of the models' vocal tracts were estimated by a transmission line model. Individual variations of the laryngeal cavity were described by the area functions of the cavity.

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Authors:
Jing Li, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei
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14 October 2016 - 10:43am
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[ISCSLP2016] ID82 Oral.PDF

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[1] Jing Li, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei, "Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities", IEEE SigPort, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://sigport.org/1202. Accessed: Sep. 21, 2017.
@article{1202-16,
url = {http://sigport.org/1202},
author = {Jing Li; Kiyoshi Honda; Ju Zhang; Jianguo Wei },
publisher = {IEEE SigPort},
title = {Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities},
year = {2016} }
TY - EJOUR
T1 - Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities
AU - Jing Li; Kiyoshi Honda; Ju Zhang; Jianguo Wei
PY - 2016
PB - IEEE SigPort
UR - http://sigport.org/1202
ER -
Jing Li, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei. (2016). Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities. IEEE SigPort. http://sigport.org/1202
Jing Li, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei, 2016. Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities. Available at: http://sigport.org/1202.
Jing Li, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei. (2016). "Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities." Web.
1. Jing Li, Kiyoshi Honda, Ju Zhang, Jianguo Wei. Individual difference and acoustic effect of female laryngeal cavities [Internet]. IEEE SigPort; 2016. Available from : http://sigport.org/1202

L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern


Assuming that linguistic specifications and information
planning contribute to different levels of prosodic organization
that cumulatively constitute output prosody, quantitative
analysis of respective contributions can be derived through
normalization procedures that remove levels of interactions
involved. The current study attempts to account for how L2
prosody departs from the L1 norm in the two levels mentioned
and whether an account can be offered. F0 patterns of word
English stress categories (primary, secondary and tertiary) and

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Authors:
Chao-yu Su, Chiu-yu Tseng
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12 October 2016 - 2:03am
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Final ISCSLP16_Poster.pdf

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[1] Chao-yu Su, Chiu-yu Tseng , "L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern ", IEEE SigPort, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://sigport.org/1157. Accessed: Sep. 21, 2017.
@article{1157-16,
url = {http://sigport.org/1157},
author = {Chao-yu Su; Chiu-yu Tseng },
publisher = {IEEE SigPort},
title = {L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern },
year = {2016} }
TY - EJOUR
T1 - L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern
AU - Chao-yu Su; Chiu-yu Tseng
PY - 2016
PB - IEEE SigPort
UR - http://sigport.org/1157
ER -
Chao-yu Su, Chiu-yu Tseng . (2016). L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern . IEEE SigPort. http://sigport.org/1157
Chao-yu Su, Chiu-yu Tseng , 2016. L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern . Available at: http://sigport.org/1157.
Chao-yu Su, Chiu-yu Tseng . (2016). "L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern ." Web.
1. Chao-yu Su, Chiu-yu Tseng . L1/L2 Difference in Phonological Sensitivity and Information Planning - Evidence from F0 Pattern [Internet]. IEEE SigPort; 2016. Available from : http://sigport.org/1157