SST 2010 Accepted Papers

The following papers and abstracts have been accepted for presentation at SST 2010...

Acoustic Phonetics

Denis Burnham, Sebastian Joeffrey and Lauren Rice. Computer- and Human-Directed Speech Before and After Correction

Karen Croot, Natalie Chilko, Heather Kember, Jaime Auton and Stephanie Barnes. Initialness in the prosodic hierarchy and tongue-twister errors

Chris Davis and Jeesun Kim. Is speech produced in noise more distinct and/or consistent?

Hilmi Hamzah. Durational Properties of Initial Geminate Consonants in Kelantan Malay

Tom Harris. Phonation in Sumi Nasals

Mitsuhiro Nakamura. Characterising Vocalisation of /l/ in English: an EPG, EMA, and Acoustic Study

Saeed Shar and John Ingram. Pharyngealization in Assiri Arabic: an acoustic analysis

Mary Stevens and John Hajek. Preaspirated /pp tt kk/ in standard Italian: a sociophonetic v. phonetic analysis

Catherine Watson and Chung Ting Justine Hui. Two Short Studies in Vocal Tract Measurements

Child Speech

Adele Gregory, Marija Tabain and Angela Morgan. Fundamental Frequency and Perturbation in Infant Vocalisations

Rachel Theodore, Katherine Demuth and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel. An acoustic examination of the effects of word frequency and utterance position on 2-year-olds’ production of 3rd person singular -s

Xiuli Tong, Catherine McBride-Chang and Denis Burnham. The role of lexical status and syllable context in Chinese children’s phonological awareness

Corpus Management

Steven Bird. Collecting a Corpus of Oral Literature in Papua New Guinea

Dominique Estival. The Big Australian Speech Corpus

Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, Philip Rose, Cuiling Zhang, Julien Epps, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Joaquín González Rodríguez, Daniel Ramos, Gary Edmond, Claude Roux. Making demonstrably valid and reliable forensic voice comparison a practical everyday reality in Australia – Database collection protocol


Kanae Amino and Takashi Osanai. Improvement of likelihood ratio calculation for forensic speaker verification using isolated vowels –Effect of transmission systems–

Frantz Clermont. Separating speaker and co-articulation effects via linear scaling

Helen Fraser. Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO): Current Issues

Helen Fraser. Transcripts: Their use and abuse in the legal system

Shunichi Ishihara and Yuko Kinoshita. Whose Mumbling is That? Filler Words as a Speaker Classification Feature

Yuko Kinoshita and Shunichi Ishihara. F0 can tell us more: speaker classification using the long term distribution

Yuko Kinoshita and Michael Norris. Simulating spontaneous speech: application to forensic voice comparison

Sheeraz Memon, Margaret Lech and Namunu Maddage. Effects of Clinical Depression on Automatic Speaker Verification

Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, Tharmarajah Thiruvaran and Julien Epps. An issue in the calculation of logistic-regression calibration and fusion weights for forensic voice comparison

Michael Norris and Michael Wagner. Age-group and gender classification through class-dependent phone recognition

Philip Rose. Bernard’s 18 – Vowel Inventory Size and Strength of Forensic Voice Comparison Evidence

Philip Rose. Traditional Forensic Voice Comparison with Female Formants: Gaussian mixture model and multivariate likelihood ratio analyses

Gina Villar, Joanne Arciuli and Alessio Barsaglini. Can reduced use of pronouns during deceptive versus truthful speech be observed in languages other than English?


Katsumasa Shimizu. Acoustic Analysis of Korean L2 Learners in the Acquisition of English and Japanese Stop Voicing Contrasts

Connie So and Catherine Best. Discrimination and Categorization of Mandarin Tones by Cantonese speakers: The Role of Native Phonological and Phonetic Properties

Kimiko Tsukada. Pattern of perceptual assimilation of Japanese vowels to Australian English vowels: Comparison of learners and non-learners of Japanese

Kimiko Tsukada. Vowel Length Categorization in Arabic and Japanese: Comparison of Native and Non-native Japanese Perception

Chiharu Tsurutani, Kimiko Tsukada and Shunichi Ishihara. Comparison of Native and Non-native Perception of L2 Japanese Speech Varying in Prosodic Characteristics


Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, Christian Kroos, Mark Harvey, Catherine Best, Brett Baker and Louis Goldstein. A kinematic analysis of temporal differentiation of the four-way coronal stop contrast in Wubuy

Janet Fletcher, Andrew Butcher, Deborah Loakes and Hywel Stoakes. Aspects of nasal realization and the place of articulation imperative in Bininj Gun-wok

Christian Kroos, Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, Louis Goldstein and Catherine Best. Tongue body position differences in the coronal stop consonants of Wubuy

Michael Proctor, Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen, Catherine Best and Louis Goldstein. Articulatory Modelling of Coronal Stop Contrasts in Wubuy

Erich Round. Widespread patterns of lenition in Australian indigenous languages: initial findings and implications

Hywel Stoakes. An Aerodynamic Study of Nasals in Bininj Gun-Wok

Marija Tabain and Richard Beare. Jaw Movement and Coronal Stop Spectra: the case of Central Arrernte

Laura Thompson, Catherine Watson, Helen Charters, Ray Harlow, Peter Keegan, Jeanette King and Margaret Maclagan. An experiment in mita-reading: investigating perception of rhythmic prominence in the Māori language


Joshua Clothier. Worrying and wondering acoustically: evidence for a case of sociophonetic variation in Melbourne speakers of Australian English

Felicity Cox and Sallyanne Palethorpe. Broadness variation in Australian English speaking females

Deborah Loakes, John Hajek and Janet Fletcher. Issues in the perception of the /el/ ~ /æl/ contrast in Melbourne: Perception, production and lexical frequency effects

Deborah Loakes, John Hajek and Janet Fletcher. (Mis)perceiving /el/ ~ /æl/ in Melbourne English: a micro-analysis of sound perception and change

Simon Musgrave and Kate Burridge. [jɛəs pɹɔɪm mɪnɪstə]

Jennifer Price. HORDE EXPLORED

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Stephen Bier and Catherine I. Watson. A Platform for Modelling Aging in the Adult Vocal Folds

Peter Blamey, Lois Martin and Elaine Saunders. Hearing aid benefit as a function of hearing loss

Colleen Holt and Janet Fletcher. Pitch accentuation in adolescent users of cochlear implants

Laura Street, Julia Day and Teresa Ching. Phoneme production and phonological processes of children with hearing loss: interim findings from the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study

Adam P Vogel, Janet Fletcher and Paul Maruff. Acoustic analysis of the effects of 24 hours of sustained wakefulness in healthy adults

Speech Perception

Molly Babel and Chandan Narayan. Episodes and abstraction: When listeners attend to talker-specific phonetic detail

Aleksandar Igic, Catherine Watson, Bruce MacDonald, Elizabeth Broadbent, Chandimal Jayawardena and Rebecca Stafford. Perceptions of synthetic speech with emotion modelling delivered through a robot platform: an initial investigation with older listeners

Xu Yizhong and Meng Hong. The Voice Pitch and Speed Control under Frequency Modulated Auditory Feedback Conditions in Standard Chinese and Japanese Speakers

Speech Processing

Marie Camilleri, Jeremy Marozeau, Hamish Innes-Brown and Peter Blamey. Effect of sound localisation on melody segregation

Ingrid Jafari, Roberto Togneri and Sven Nordholm. Review of Multi-Channel Source Separation in Realistic Environments

Siripong Potisuk. Acoustic Description of Successive Non-identical Nasal Sounds for Automatic Segmentation of Continuous Thai Speech

Speech Recognition

Zeeshan Ahmed and Julie Carson-Berndsen. Modeling Pronunciation of OOV Words for Speech Recognition

Cathy Chua and Manny Rayner. What’s the Magic Word?

Serajul Haque, Roberto Togneri and David B. Grayden. An Enhanced Feature Extraction Method for the Zero-Crossings with Peak Amplitudes Auditory Model Based on the Mean Discharge Rate

Mayank Kaushik, Matthew Trinkle and Ahmad Hashemi Sakhtsari. Automatic Detection and Removal of Disfluencies from Spontaneous Speech

Tristan Kleinschmidt, Sridha Sridharan and Michael Mason. The Application of Phonetic Distribution Normalisation to Likelihood-Maximising Speech Enhancement for Robust ASR

Tristan Kleinschmidt, Sridha Sridharan and Michael Mason. The Effect of Dialect Mismatch on Likelihood-Maximising Speech Enhancement for Noise-Robust Speech Recognition

Rajitha Navarathna, David Dean, Patrick Lucey, Sridha Sridharan and Clinton Fookes. Recognising Audio-Visual Speech in Vehicles using the AVICAR Database

Siripong Potisuk. A Conceptual Model for Thai Spoken Language Understanding System

Tones and Intonation

Michael Carne. A preliminary investigation of tonal F0 contour realisation in normal Southern Vietnamese Speech

Olga Maxwell. Marking of Focus in Indian English of L1 Bengali Speakers

Phil Rose. The long and the short of Wencheng tones – acoustic and auditory description of tonologically challenging phenomena in an Oujiang Wu dialect of Chinese

Katrin Schweitzer, Sasha Calhoun, Antje Schweitzer, Hinrich Schuetze and Michael Walsh. Relative Frequency Affects Pitch Accent Realisation: Evidence for Exemplar Storage of Prosody


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