This is a listing of recent publications of interest to researchers in Music & Language Studies.
Building Synthetic Voices (downloadable in .html and .pdf)
This book is about spoken language output — how to build a synthetic voice that can express a range of concepts in a given domain, whether a system has a small range, and so an easily describable domain, or an unlimited set of possible inputs.
This book contains a collection of cutting-edge papers on methodological aspects of prosody research. Current approaches to the gathering, treatment, and interpretation of prosodic data are discussed by experts in the field, illustrated by their own empirical research. Contributions focus on the choice and measurement of prosodic parameters, the establishment of prosodic categories, annotation structures for spoken-language data, and experimental methods for production and perception studies (including the construction of materials, modes of presentation, online vs. offline tasks, judgement scales, data processing, and statistical evaluation). The volume will serve as a handbook linking data collection and interpretation, allowing researchers in linguistics and related fields to make more informed decisions concerning their empirical work in prosody.