Search for dissertations about: "speech style"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words speech style.

  1. 1. Towards conversational speech synthesis : Experiments with data quality, prosody modification, and non-verbal signals

    Author : Bajibabu Bollepalli; Joakim Gustafsson; Jonas Beskow; Matthew Aylett; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Speech synthesis; MPEG compression; Voice Conversion; Artificial Neural Net- works; Laughter synthesis; HTS; Computer Science; Datalogi;

    Abstract : The aim of a text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) system is to generate a human-like speech waveform from a given input text. Current TTS sys- tems have already reached a high degree of intelligibility, and they can be readily used to read aloud a given text. For many applications, e.g. READ MORE

  2. 2. Professionally Speaking - The prosodic and discourse structure of professional monologue in English

    Author : Bryan D C Mosey; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; paragraph; paratone; referential continuities; theme; discourse topic; fundamental frequency; finality; nucleus; accent; pause; speech-rate; tone-unit; discourse analysis; intonation; prosody; monologue; speech; spoken English; corpus; neural network; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis combines corpus-based, experimental and instrumental methods to investigate how professional speakers of English use prosody to signal important textual boundaries above the sentence level. In an initial study, prosodic features included in the transcriptions of the Spoken English Corpus, or readily derivable from these, are investigated. READ MORE

  3. 3. Forensic comparison of voices, speech and speakers : tools and methods in forensic phonetics

    Author : Jonas Lindh; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; forensic phonetics; automatic voice recognition; disputed utterance; speech; language technology; phonetics;

    Abstract : This thesis has three main objectives. The first objective (A) includes Study I, which investigates the parameter fundamental frequency (F0) and its robustness in different acoustic contexts by using different measures. READ MORE

  4. 4. Voice Imitation : A Phonetic Study of Perceptual Illusions and Acoustic Success

    Author : Elisabeth Zetterholm; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; impersonation; Voice and speech imitation; target voice; individual voice; pitch register; voice quality; prosody; semantic information; phonology; dialect; articulatory timing; speech style; Phonetics; Fonetik; fonologi;

    Abstract : This thesis is about voice imitations, more specifically impersonation. Questions are raised about the uniqueness of a person’s voice and speech behaviour and if it is possible to get close to another speaker’s voice and speech. Four main research questions are investigated in different studies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Evidential marking in spoken English : Linguistic functions and gender variation

    Author : Erika Berglind Söderqvist; Merja Kytö; Angela Hoffman; Marta Carretero; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Evidentiality; spoken language; English; corpus linguistics; gender; style; pragmatics; sociolinguistics; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the marking of evidentiality in spoken British English. Evidentiality is the linguistic expression of whether and how a speaker/writer has access to evidence for or against the truth of a proposition, and it is usually manifested in the form of sensory evidentiality (e.g. I saw Sam leave), hearsay evidentiality (e. READ MORE