LINGUIST List 13.2932

Wed Nov 13 2002

Qs: Speech Synthesis, Etymology, Brand Names

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  1. ZL Handley, RE: speech synthesis - intelligibility tests
  2. Jean-Marc Dewaele, Origin of "intake"
  3. M.B. Campbell, Brand names in the Mental Lexicon

Message 1: RE: speech synthesis - intelligibility tests

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:01:26 -0000
From: ZL Handley <zoe.handleypostgrad.umist.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: speech synthesis - intelligibility tests

Hello,

I am currently working on the evaluation of speech synthesis for use
in computer-assisted language learning for my PhD. In particular the
evaluation of both French and English speech synthesisers for use in
language learning and teaching.

Regarding the evaluation of English speech synthesisers, I am
currently looking for the full corpora of the following
intelligibility tests for English:

Egan's phonetically/phonemically balanced sentences and word lists
Haskins sentences
Harvard sentences

Semantically unpredictable sentences (I would be partyicularly
interested in knowing whether it is possible to get hold of a program
that generates these)

Does anyone know if they are available on line seomwhere?

Thank you very much for you help,

Zoe Handley
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Message 2: Origin of "intake"

Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:47:39 +0000
From: Jean-Marc Dewaele <j.dewaelebbk.ac.uk>
Subject: Origin of "intake"

Dear colleagues,

I'm trying to trace the origin of the word ''intake'' (as opposed to
''input''). Does anyone know who the father (or mother) of this term
was ?

Thanks ! 
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Message 3: Brand names in the Mental Lexicon

Date: 11 Nov 2002 20:45:22 +0000
From: M.B. Campbell <mbc27cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Brand names in the Mental Lexicon

Dear Linguists,

I am currently a Masters student in English and Applied Linguistics at
The University of Cambridge. I am looking into undertaking some
reseach in 'Brand names, and how they affect the mental lexicon'. Can
anyone suggest some good existing material, has anything recent been
written in this area?

Regards

Matt campbell
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