LINGUIST List 14.1888

Tue Jul 8 2003

Qs: American Eng Vowels; Babbling Database

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  1. Tolya Kharkhurin, English vowel confusion in Native Russian speakers
  2. Laurance Doyle, Database of baby babbling

Message 1: English vowel confusion in Native Russian speakers

Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 18:36:42 +0000
From: Tolya Kharkhurin <akharkhuringc.cuny.edu>
Subject: English vowel confusion in Native Russian speakers

Hi, 

If you know of any study investigating a perceptual confusion of
American English vowels by native speakers of Russian or any database
with words including these vowels, please send me an e-mail to
akharkhuringc.cuny.edu Thank you in advance, Tolya

Subject-Language: English;Russian; Code: RUS 
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Message 2: Database of baby babbling

Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 16:51:18 -0800
From: Laurance Doyle <ldoyleseti.org>
Subject: Database of baby babbling

Greetings!

	I have been doing research in information theory over the past
several years and have been reading the volume "Photological
Development" by Dr. Vihman. I am presently searching for a data base
of baby babbling with enough signaling units (phoenems, etc.) to
calculate the 2nd-order entropy.

	Might there be some extensive (few hundred signals) data base
that I might access or that is in the published litereature?

	Much thanks for the help with this. I've had some difficulty
as this is a bit out of my field of expertise.

	With best regards, 

		Dr. Laurance R. Doyle 

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Dr. Laurance R. Doyle
Information Theory & Communication 
SETI Institute
2035 Landings Drive
Mountain View, CA 94043	 USA 			 
email:ldoyleseti.org	
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