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dc.contributor.authorNI CHASAIDE, AILBHEen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-07T11:00:27Z
dc.date.available2010-05-07T11:00:27Z
dc.date.created2-5 Mayen
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.date.submitted2006en
dc.identifier.citationNí Chasaide, A. and Dalton, M., Dialect alignment signatures, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Speech Prosody, International Conference on Speech Prosody, Dresden, 2-5 May, ISCA, 2006, 1-4en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/39396
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.descriptionpaper OS1-3-263en
dc.descriptionDresdenen
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers the hypothesis that dialects may have characteristic patterns in the alignment of the melodic contour with the segmental or syllabic tiers. Peak alignment was measured in initial prenuclear accented syllables for 3 dialects of Connaught Irish, Cois Fharraige, Inis-Oirr and Mayo. The size of the anacrusis varied as between two (PN2), one (PN1) and no (PN0) unstressed syllables before the accented one. Results support the hypothesis and indicate that the finetiming of peak alignment does differ systematically among the three dialects. In the first, Cois Fharraige, peaks remain fixed across anacrusis conditions, being aligned to the right edge of the accented syllable. The two other dialects reveal more variable peak timing: Inis Oirr is moderately variable showing a tendency for the peak to fall within the stressed vowel, but shifting rightwards to the syllable boundary when there is no anacrusis (PN0). The Mayo dialect is extremely variable across the prenuclear conditions. It is argued that such fine time alignment differences may be important to the differentiation of even closely related dialectsen
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is supported by the project Prosody of Irish Dialects, funded by the Irish Research Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This work has also benefited from interactions with WISPR, an EU INTERREG IIIA Community Initiative Programme and the HUMAINE network of excellence on emotion funded by the EU, Sixth Framework Programme.en
dc.format.extent1-4en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherISCAen
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectComputer science
dc.titleDialect alignment signaturesen
dc.title.alternativeProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Speech Prosodyen
dc.title.alternativeInternational Conference on Speech Prosodyen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.sponsorIrish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.rssinternalid37257en
dc.subject.TCDThemeMaking Irelanden
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.isca-speech.org/archive/sp2006/papers/sp06_263.pdfen


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