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  • Analysing Irish Prosody: a dual linguistic/quantitative approach 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE; GOBL, CHRISTER (2004)
    A project of Irish prosody is described which attempts to provide not only the basis for a linguistic description of the prosody of Irish dialects, but also the prerequisite quantitative characterization that is needed ...
  • Analysis of intonation contours in portrayed emotions using the Fujisaki model 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (2007)
    This paper presents an analysis of f0 contours in portrayed emotions, using the Fujisaki model. The focus is on quantifying the f0 differences among the six emotions investigated (surprised, bored, neutral, angry, happy, ...
  • Creating an ongoing research capability in speech technology for two minority languages: experiences from the WISPR project 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (2005)
    This paper reports on efforts to set up a research capability in speech technology for two minority languages (Welsh and Irish), where the focus is on ensuring that this capability will outlive the project that provided ...
  • Cross-Dialect Irish Prosody: Linguistic Constraints on Fujisaki Modelling 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE; GOBL, CHRISTER (2008)
    We describe here our approach to quantifying cross-dialect differences in Irish Gaelic, using the Fujisaki model. The basic principle is that the way in which the modelling is carried out respects a parallel linguistic ...
  • Dialect alignment signatures 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (ISCA, 2006)
    This 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 ...
  • Mapping Voice to Affect: Japanese listeners 

    GOBL, CHRISTER; YANUSHEVSKAYA, IRENA; NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (ISCA, 2006)
    This paper reports the results of perception tests administered to speakers of Japanese as part of a cross-language investigation of how voice quality and f0 combine in the signalling of affect. Three types of synthesised ...
  • Modelling intonation in three Irish dialects 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (2003)
    This paper provides a preliminary account of features of the intonation structure of three Irish dialects, Donegal (Ulster Irish), Mayo, and Aran Islands, using the IViE system [1, 2]. The sentence types examined were ...
  • Nuclear accents in four Irish (Gaelic) dialects 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (2007)
    In this paper the distribution of nuclear accents in declaratives of four major dialects of Irish is described. The findings show considerable variation, particular between northern and southern dialects. Speakers of ...
  • Peak timing in two dialects of Connaught Irish 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (2005)
    A comparison of the peak location in nuclear and initial prenuclear accents was carried out for two closely related dialects of Connaught Irish: Cois Fharraige and Inis Oirr. This was done across conditions where the number ...
  • Speech Technology for Minority Languages: the Case of Irish (Gaelic) 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE; GOBL, CHRISTER (2006)
    Abstract?Unit selection is a data-driven approach to speech synthesis that concatenates pieces of recorded speech from a large database in order to create novel sentences. Many corpora are available in the English ...
  • Tonal alignment in three varieties of Hiberno-English 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (ISCA, 2009)
    This pilot study investigates the tonal alignment of pre-nuclear (PN) and nuclear (N) accents in three Hiberno-English (HE) regional varieties: Dublin, Drogheda, and Donegal English. The peak alignment is investigated ...
  • Voice quality and f0 cues for affect expression: implications for synthesis 

    GOBL, CHRISTER; YANUSHEVSKAYA, IRENA; NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (2005)
    Synthesised stimuli were used to investigate how two notionally separable dimensions of tone-of-voice ? voice quality and fundamental frequency ? are involved in the expression of affect. Listeners were presented with ...
  • Voice quality and f0 in prosody: towards a holistic account 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE; GOBL, CHRISTER (2004)
    This paper presents a discussion of the role of voice quality in prosody. Illustrations from past production and perception data by the authors indicate that source parameters other than f0 are an inherent part of ...
  • Voice quality and loudness in affect perception 

    YANUSHEVSKAYA, IRENA; GOBL, CHRISTER; NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE (2008)
    Different voice qualities tend to vary in terms of their intrinsic loudness. Perceptual experiments have shown that voice quality variation can be strongly associated with the affective colouring of an utterance. The ...
  • Voice quality in affect cueing: does loudness matter? 

    YANUSHEVSKAYA, IRENA; NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE; GOBL, CHRISTER (2013)
    In emotional speech research, it has been suggested that loudness, along with other prosodic features, may be an important cue in communicating high activation affects. In earlier studies, we found different voice quality ...
  • Voice Quality Variation and the Perception of Affect: Continuous or Categorical? 

    NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE; GOBL, CHRISTER (2003)
    This paper explores the mapping of voice quality to affect, for a synthesised tense ? lax voice continuum. Two questions are of interest. Firstly, over such a continuum, do listeners? attributions of affect change in a ...