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Long range prosody prediction and rhythm

Subtitle:
doing rhythm with fewer assumptions
Abstract:

Rhythm is expressed by recurring, hence predictable, beat patterns. Poetry in many languages is composed with attention to poetic meters while prose is not. Therefore, one way to investigate speech rhythm is to evaluate how prose reading differs from poetry reading via a quantitative method that measures predictability. We use linear regression to predict the acoustic properties of segments from the properties of up to 7 preceding segments. This explains as much as 41% of the variance in our...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Burton Rosner
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uuid:8fb521ff-9b7d-454f-9cbc-6fa70a9fd0af
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ora:4062

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