Articulatory reduction in Mandarin Chinese words

Jeffrey Berry, Sunjing Ji, Ian Fasel, Diana B Archangeli

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Abstract

We investigate the effect of reduction induced by repetition during articulation. Specifically, we report how tongue movement differs between the first mention of Mandarin words and that of later repetitions using ultrasound imaging. Two analyses were carried out in this paper: tongue deformation and timing. We used Dynamic Time Warping to measure the tongue deformation from a neutral position. We used Functional Data Analysis to measure the timing difference between the first and later repetitions. We found that the tongue deviates less from the neutral and moves faster in time for the later repetitions, namely the more reduced ones. Our study shows promise for more thorough investigation of speech reduction from the articulatory perspective, and provides insights for constructing applications for speech synthesis/recognition towards more natural speech.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Pages2809-2812
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011
Event12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2011 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Aug 27 2011Aug 31 2011

Other

Other12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2011
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period8/27/118/31/11

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Speech synthesis
Timing
Ultrasonics
Functional Data Analysis
Imaging techniques
Dynamic Time Warping
Speech Synthesis
Ultrasound
Imaging
Repetition
Mandarin Chinese
Tongue
Speech
Movement
Natural Speech
Articulation

Keywords

  • Dynamic time warping
  • Functional data analysis
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Speech reduction
  • Ultrasound imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Berry, J., Ji, S., Fasel, I., & Archangeli, D. B. (2011). Articulatory reduction in Mandarin Chinese words. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp. 2809-2812)

Articulatory reduction in Mandarin Chinese words. / Berry, Jeffrey; Ji, Sunjing; Fasel, Ian; Archangeli, Diana B.

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2011. p. 2809-2812.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Berry, J, Ji, S, Fasel, I & Archangeli, DB 2011, Articulatory reduction in Mandarin Chinese words. in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. pp. 2809-2812, 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2011, Florence, Italy, 8/27/11.
Berry J, Ji S, Fasel I, Archangeli DB. Articulatory reduction in Mandarin Chinese words. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2011. p. 2809-2812
Berry, Jeffrey ; Ji, Sunjing ; Fasel, Ian ; Archangeli, Diana B. / Articulatory reduction in Mandarin Chinese words. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2011. pp. 2809-2812
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