Modeling prosody variations for communicative speech and the second language towards Trans-disciplinary scientific understanding

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Abstract

In this paper, our research studies on prosody variation modeling are introduced for communicative prosody characterization and the objective evaluation of the second language (L2) timing control characteristics. For communicative prosody characterization, a possibility of lexicon driven control and further needs of dialogue-act modeling are discussed. For the objective evaluation of L2 prosody, the possibility of scientific understanding of timing control characteristics and the needs of perceptual studies are demonstrated. Through the introduction of these studies, I would like to show the necessity and the merits of transdisciplinary research collaboration among multiple research areas relating to speech science and technologies including linguistics, phonetics, speech science, information processing, and language education. Finally, the research efforts are introduced for international research consortium AESOP (Asian English Speech cOrpus Project) to collect commonly sharable learner's spoken language data and knowledge of L2 studies for trans-disciplinary scientific understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2012
PublisherTongji University Press
Pages187-193
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9787560848693
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event6th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2012, SP 2012 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2012 May 222012 May 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2012
Volume1

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2012, SP 2012
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/5/2212/5/25

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Keywords

  • Communicative speech synthesis
  • Fundamental frequency control
  • Para-linguistic information
  • Prosody evaluation
  • Prosody perception
  • Second language learning
  • Timing control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Sagisaka, Y. (2012). Modeling prosody variations for communicative speech and the second language towards Trans-disciplinary scientific understanding. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2012 (pp. 187-193). (Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2012; Vol. 1). Tongji University Press.