We describe models of Mandarin prosody that allow us to make quantitative measurements of prosodic strengths. These models use Stem-ML, which is a phenomenological model of the muscle dynamics and planning process that controls the tension of the vocal folds, and therefore the pitch of speech. Because Stem-ML describes the interactions between nearby tones, we were able to capture surface tonal variations using a highly constrained model with only one template for each lexical tone category, ...Expand abstract
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- Dr Kochanski is now based at the University of Oxford Phonetics Laboratory. Citation: Kochanski, G., Shih, C. & Jing, H. (2003). 'Quantitative measurement of prosodic strength in Mandarin', Speech Communication, 41(4), 625-645. [Available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01676393].
Quantitative measurement of prosodic strength in Mandarin
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