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Predicting prosody in poetry and prose

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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 built a specialized speech recognition system, based on the HTK toolkit, that produced a sequence of C (consonantal), V (vowel-like) and S (silence/pause) segments. Once ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Research group:
Phonetics Laboratory
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Research group:
Phonetics Laboratory
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Research group:
Phonetics Lab
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Institution:
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Department:
Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Research group:
Phonetics Lab
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Kochanski, G
Grant:
RES-062-23-1323
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Loukina, A
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RES-062-23-1323
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Funding agency for:
Keane, E
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RES-062-23-1323
Host title:
BAAP Colloquium 29-31 March 2010
Publication date:
2010-03-01

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