LINGUIST List 13.2288

Thu Sep 12 2002

Qs: Arnoff Article, Acoustic Modeling

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  1. Ida Rebelo, Aronoff - Word formation paper
  2. David Horowitz, TTS Prosody

Message 1: Aronoff - Word formation paper

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 21:10:20 +0000
From: Ida Rebelo <>
Subject: Aronoff - Word formation paper

Dear Linguists,

Does anyone know about a recent version or, even, a translation to
French or Portuguese of the following paper: Aronoff, Mark. Word
formation in generative grammar. In: Seyger, Samuel Jay. Linguist
Inquiry Monographs. MIT, 1980??

I would appreciate any help. The english version is missing in our
university library and, due to the time when it has been published, it
is already out of print.

Best regards,
Ida Rebelo
Departamento de Letras
PUC - Rio de Janeiro
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Message 2: TTS Prosody

Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 12:25:07 +0100
From: David Horowitz <>
Subject: TTS Prosody

I wrote a while back a response to ASR Accuracy mentioning a proposed
direction of research on TTS prosody modelling acoustic parameters
based on the tube-acoustic and distinctive feature models.

My new question is this, either for TTS or ASR, what are the current
thoughts on acoustic modelling for better prosody modelling? (as
opposed to unit selection of recordings and standard front-ends to

Does anyone have a suggestion for further reading?

David Horowitz
Chief Scientist
Vox Generation Ltd
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