Connecting Linguistics to Acoustics
What is the goal?
But F0 bumps don’t match accents…
Basic assumptions used in modeling
Speech is planned.
People talk nearly as fast as possible.
Speech could be optimal
Q:Where did this “strength” come from?
Physical implementations of prosody
The rest of the model.
Model fits to Mandarin Chinese
What’s the procedure?
Model fits for Mandarin Chinese
Strengths are stable under small changes in the model.
Metrical patterns inside words
Other nice properties
But does it work for English?
The model for English
Model fits well over a range of speeds.
More fits - English confirming questions.
Why is the model so compact?
Similar Effects in other Articulators?