Fonetik 2001

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The Proceedings of the Fourteenth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Fonetik 2001, comprise this volume of the Working Papers from the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics at Lund University. Fonetik 2001 held at Örenäs Slott, on the shores of the Sound outside Lund, May 30-June 1, 2001, is one in the series of yearly conferences for phoneticians and speech scientists in Sweden which regularly also attract participants from Denmark, Finland and Norway. No less than 46 contributions presented at the conference are represented in this volume. A large variety of topics are covered in the papers, and we think that the volume gives a representative overview of current phonetics research in Sweden.

We would like to thank all contributors to the Proceedings. We would like to acknowledge the very generous support received from the following organizations: The Swedish Phonetics Foundation (Fonetikstiftelsen), The Elisabeth Rausing Memorial Foundation, The Royal Society of Letters in Lund. We would also like to thank Anastasia Karlsson and Joost van de Weijer for their editorial effort, and Petra Hansson, Mechtild Tronnier, and Elisabeth Zetterholm for their work in the organization of the conference.

Lund, April 2001

On behalf of the organizers,

Gösta Bruce, Per Lindblad, and Britt Nordbeck

Table of Contents
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Annika Asp and Anna Decker
Designing with speech acts to elude disfluency in human—computer dialogue systems (2-5)

Eva Liina Asu
Comparison of the intonation of two question types in Estonian (6-9)

Antonis Botinis, Marios Fourakis and Robert Bannert
Prosodic interactions on segmental durations in Greek (10-13)

Gösta Bruce and Ida Thelander
A pitch accent journey in southern Sweden (14-17)

Jonas Brännström and Johannes Lantz
On the physiological location of otoacoustic emissions (18-21)

Wim A. van Dommelen
Teenagers' pronunciation of Norwegian /C/ and /S/ (22-25)

Olle Engstrand and Diana Krull
Segment and syllable reduction: preliminary observations (26-29)

Olov Engwall
Modeling the Talking Tongue (30-33)

Christine Ericsdotter and Anna M. Ericsson
Gender differences in vowel duration in read Swedish: Preliminary results (34-37)

Gunnar Fant and Anita Kruckenberg
A novel system for F0 analysis and prediction (38-41)

Johan Frid
Prediction of intonation patterns of accented words in a corpus of read Swedish news (42-45)

Nina Grønnum and Hans Basbøll
Consonant length, stød and morae in Danish (46-49)

Kjell Gustafson and David House
Expressive synthesis for children, a web-based evaluation (50-53)

Pétur Helgason
Convergence in historical phonetics: Stop contrasts in Åland and Iceland (54-57)

Rebecca Hincks
Using speech recognition to evaluate skills in spoken English (58-61)

David House, Jonas Beskow and Björn Granström
Interaction of visual cues for prominence (62-65)

Sheri Hunnicutt and Tina Magnuson
Linguistic structures for email and echat (66-69)

Per-Anders Jande
Stress patterns in Swedish lexicalised phrases (70-73)

Tore Janson and Olle Engstrand
Some unusual sounds in Changana (74-77)

Victoria Johansson, Merle Horne and Sven Strömqvist
Final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue in Swedish: the case of att 'that' (78-81)

Anastasia Karlsson
An introductory study of Mongolian intonation (82-85)

Inger Karlsson
Voluntary and involuntary speech variations - a few examples from the VeriVox database (86-89)

Eeva Koponen
Phonotactic and word accent cues for speech segmentation in Swedish one-year-olds (90-93)

Mikko Kuronen
Acoustic character of vowel pronunciation in Sweden-Swedish and Finland-Swedish (94-97)

Francisco Lacerda
Re-assessing the perceptual consequences of CV-transition speed (98-101)

Francisco Lacerda and Pia Nehme
Language learning and brain plasticity (102-103)

Per Lindblad
Critique of the IPA vowel quadrangle, especially the use of vowel points in it (104-107)

Peder Livijn and Olle Engstrand
Identifying places of articulation in coronal consonants: a combined EPG and listening test (108-111)

Peder Livijn and Olle Engstrand
Place of articulation for coronals in some Swedish dialects (112-115)

Robert McAllister
Experience as a factor in L2 phonological acquisition (116-119)

Damra Muminovic and Olle Engstrand
/r/ in some Swedish dialects: preliminary observations (120-123)

Kerstin Nelfelt
Simultaneous signing and speaking: What happens to prosody? (124-127)

Magnus Nordstrand
Gestures for an interactive animated agent (128-131)

Eva Olander
Word accents in the Orsa dialect and in Orsa Swedish (132-135)

Susanne Schötz
A perceptual study of speaker age (136-139)

Kåre Sjölander
Automatic alignment of phonetic segments (140-143)

Eva Strangert
Quantity in ten Swedish dialects in Northern Sweden and Österbotten in Finland (144-147)

Ulla Sundberg
Consonant specification in infant-directed speech. Some preliminary results from a study of VOT in speech to one-year-olds (148-151)

Kari Suomi, Juhani Toivanen and Riikka Ylitalo
On distinguishing stress and accent in Finnish (152-155)

Jan-Olof Svantesson
Phonology of a southern Swedish idiolect (156-159)

Nina Svärd
Word accents in the Närpes dialect: Is there really only one accent? (160-163)

Hartmut Traunmüller
Size and physiological effort in the production of signed and spoken utterances (164-167)

Marcus Uneson
Acoustic correlates of laryngealization in Kammu (168-171)

Joost van de Weijer
Vowels in infant- and adult-directed speech (172-175)

Elisabeth Zetterholm
Impersonation - reproduction of speech (176-179)

Sven Öhman
Why current speech technology is false phonetics (180-183)