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What marks the beat of speech?

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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...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1121/1.2890742

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Phonetics Laboratory
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Author
Publisher:
Acoustical Society of America Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Journal website
Volume:
123
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Article: 2780
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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ISSN:
0091-4966
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uuid:5ab72ad8-aacd-4fd4-9d12-ffe3033a36c1
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ora:1847

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