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Rhythm measures with language-independent segmentation

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We compare 15 measures of speech rhythm based on an automatic segmentation of speech into vowel-like and consonant-like regions. This allows us to apply identical segmentation criteria to all languages and to compute rhythm measures over a large corpus. It may also approximate more closely the segmentation available to pre-lexical infants, who apparently can discriminate between languages. We find that within-language variation is large and comparable to the between-languages differences we o...

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Peer reviewed
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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, UK
Department:
East Asian Languages and Cultures
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics
Publisher:
International Speech Communication Association Publisher's website
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ora:7817

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