What marks the beat of speech?
Which acoustic properties of the speech signal differ between rhythmically prominent syllables and non-prominent ones? A production experiment was conducted to identify these acoustic properties. Subjects read out repetitive text to a metronome, trying to match stressed syllables to its beat. The analysis searched for the function of the speech signal that best predicts the timing of the metronome ticks. The most important factor in this function is found to be the contrast in loudness bet...Expand abstract
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- Copyright © 2008 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The following article appeared in Kochanski, G., & Orphanidou, C. (2008). What marks the beat of speech? J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Acoustical Society of America (ASA). and may be found at http://doi.org/10.1121/1.2890742.
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