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Modelling phonetic reduction in a corpus of spoken English using Random Forests and Mixed-Effects RegressionDownload
In this thesis, phonetic reduction in the Buckeye Corpus (Pitt et al. 2005) of conversational speech is modelled using advanced statistical techniques. Two measures of phonetic reduction are modelled, reduction in the duration of words and deletion of segments from words. Statistical modelling...
Perception and Production of Yorùbá Tones by Young and Adult native Yorùbá speakers and native speakers of non-tone languagesDownload
Young participants (8-16-year-old) and adults (18 years +) from three different language backgrounds (Yorùbá speakers in Nigeria, Yorùbá speakers in Canada, and English speakers in Canada), participated in four perception experiments (one AX Discrimination, two Identification, and one Lexical),...
This dissertation examines the effect of orthography in the perception of spontaneous Japanese speech by investigating how phonetic reduction interacts with the effect of sound-to-spelling inconsistencies (i.e., phonological-orthographic (P-O) consistency effect) for L1 and L2 Japanese speakers....
This dissertation examines the correlations between morphology and spontaneous speech production and perception. Specifically, this dissertation focuses on a subset of irregular English verbs and the production of vowel formants and the perception of vowel durations of those verbs. The...
The role of orthographic input in the distributional and lexical learning of non-native speech soundsDownload
This dissertation explores the interaction between orthographic information and auditory forms in the distributional and lexical learning of consonant length contrast by monolingual English speakers. Two potentially important orthographic variables were examined: Orthographic compatibility...
Visual processing of Vietnamese compound words: A multivariate analysis using corpus linguistic and psycholinguistic paradigmsDownload
This dissertation investigates disyllabic compound words in Vietnamese, an isolating tone language, using corpus linguistics and psycholinguistic experimental paradigms. Chapter 2 reports the construction of two corpora and a database of wide range of lexical variables. Chapter 3 discusses a...