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Speech Lab Publications
  1. Barner, K. E. (1996). "Nonlinear Estimation of DEGG Signals with Applications to Speech Pitch Detection." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, October 3-6, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [pdf]


  2. Barner, K. E. and Schumeyer, R. P. (1996). "The Effect of Visual Information on Word Initial Consonant Perception of Dysarthric Speech." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, October 3-6, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [pdf]


  3. Bunnell, H. T. (1990). "On Enhancement of Spectral Contrast in Speech for Hearing Impaired Listeners." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 88, 2546-2556.


  4. Bunnell, H. T. (1999). "Review of The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences." Journal of Linguistics, 35, 1, 183-187.


  5. Bunnell, H. T. and Eberhardt, S.P.(1999). "Revisiting analysis by synthesis". The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 105, 2, 1353. [html]


  6. Bunnell, H. T., Hoskins, S. R., and Yarrington, D. (1998c). "Non-traditional Acoustic Features of Focus." Proceedings of the ICA/ASA `98. In Press.


  7. Bunnell, H. T., Hoskins, S. R., and Yarrington, D. (1998d). "Prosodic vs. segmental contributions to naturalness in a diphone synthesizer." Proceedings of ICSLP 98, Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 1998, Sydney Australia. In Press.


  8. Bunnell, H. T., Hoskins, S. R., and Yarrington, D. (under revision). "Acoustic and perceptual features of focus", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.


  9. Bunnell, H.T., Yarrington, D. and Barner, K.E. (1994). "Pitch Control in Diphone Synthesis." Proceedings of the Second ESCA/IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis. September 12 - 15, 1994, 127-130. [html] [ps]


  10. Bunnell, H.T., Yarrington, D. and Polikoff, J.B. (2000). "STAR: Articulation Training for Young Children." Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, October 16-20, Beijing, China, vol. 4, pp. 85-88.
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  12. Hoskins, S. (1996). "A Phonetic Study of Broad and Narrow Focus in Intransitive Verb Sentences." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, October 3-6, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [pdf] [ps]


  13. Hoskins, S. (1997). "On the Phonology and Phonetics of Broad and Narrow Focus in English." Doctoral Dissertation, University of Delaware.


  14. Hoskins, S., Yarrington, D., and Bunnell, H.T. (1997). "Prosody in the ASEL Synthesizer." Proceedings of the RESNA '97 Annual Conference, RESNAPRESS, Arlington, Va., pp 348-350.


  15. Hoskins, S. (1997). "The Prosody of Broad and Narrow Focus in English: Two Experiments." Proceedings of EuroSpeech '97, Rhodes, Greece, September 22-25, pp 791-794.


  16. MenÚndez-Pidal, X., Polikoff, J.B., Peters, S.M., Leonzio, J.E., and Bunnell, H.T. (1996). "The Nemours Database of Dysarthric Speech." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, October 3-6, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [pdf] [ps]


  17. Pickett, J.M., Bunnell, H.T., and Revoile, S.G. (1995) "Phonetics of Intervocalic Consonant Perception: Retrospect and Prospect." Phonetica, 52, 1 - 40.


  18. Polikoff, J.B. and Bunnell, H.T. (1999) "The Nemours database of dysarthric speech: A perceptual analysis." Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 1-7, 1999, San Francisco, CA, USA, vol. 1, pp. 783-786.


  19. Polikoff, J.B., Bunnell, H.T., and Borkowski, W. (1995). "Toward a P300-based Computer Interface." Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, RESNAPRESS, Arlington, Va., pp 178-180. [html] [ps]


  20. Vogel, I., Bunnell, H.T., and Hoskins, S. (1994). "The Phonology and Phonetics of the Rhythm Rule." In Phonology and Phonetic Evidence: Papers in Laboratory Phonology IV, Bruce Connell and Amalia Arvaniti (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.


  21. Vogel, I. and Hoskins, S. (1996). "The Interaction of Clash, Focus and Phonological Phrasing." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, October 3-6, Philadelphia, PA, USA. [pdf] [ps]


  22. Yarrington, D., Bunnell, H.T., and Ball, G. (1995). "Robust Automatic Extraction of Diphones with Variable Boundaries." Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology, 1845-1848. [ps]


  23. Yarrington, D., Hoskins, S., Menendez-Pidal, X., Taylor, K., and Bunnell, H.T. (1997). "The Automatic Construction of Voice Databases for the ASEL Text-to-Speech System." Proceedings of the RESNA '97 Annual Conference, RESNAPRESS, Arlington, Va., pp 51-53.


  24. Yarrington, D.M., Hoskins, S.R., Polikoff, J.B., and Bunnell, H.T. (2000). Personalized Synthetic Voices for AAC. Proceedings of ISAAC 2000 The Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Commmunication, August 2-6, 2000, Washington, D.C., pp 700-702.
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  26. Yeni-Komshian, G.H. and Bunnell, H.T. (1998). "Perceptual Evaluations of Spectral and Temporal Modifications of Deaf Speech." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 104, no. 2, pt. 1, pp. 637-647.


Technical Reports, Abstracts, and Presentations:
  1. Bunnell, HT (1997a). "Looking beyond standard models of speech acoustics." Presentation to the Workshop on Basic Science at the Intersection of Speech Science and Communication Disorders. San Diego, CA, December, 1997.


  2. Bunnell, H.T., Hoskins, S. and Polikoff, J. (1994). "Acoustic and Perceptual Properties of Intervocalic Consonants Produced by Talkers with Cerebral Palsy." Presented at the 127th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in Cambridge, MA, May, 1994. [ps]


  3. Bunnell, H.T., Hoskins, S.R. and Yarrington, D.M. (1998a). "The ModelTalker project: Software for diphone speech synthesis and automatic diphone extraction." University of Delaware, Computer and Information Sciences Technical Report, 98-113.


  4. Bunnell, H.T., Hoskins, S.R. and Yarrington, D.M. (1998b). "A biphone constrained concatenation method for diphone synthesis." To be presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Jenolan Caves, Australia, November, 1998.


  5. Bunnell, H.T., Kadambe, S., Polikoff, J., Peters, S.M., and Mineo, B. (1992). "Progress in Computer Enhancement of Dysarthric Speech." Paper presented at the Fifth Biennial ISAAC conference. [ps]


  6. Bunnell, H. T., and Mohammed, O. (1992). "EDWave - A PC-based Program for Interactive Graphical Display, Measurement and Editing of Speech and Other Signals." Software presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.


  7. Bunnell, H.T. and Polikoff, J. (1991). "Effects of Emphatic Stress and Speaking Mode on Articulatory Organization." J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 89, Pt. 2. [ps]


  8. Bunnell, H.T. and Polikoff, J. (1990). "Observations on Disordered Articulations." J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 87, S1. [ps]


  9. Bunnell, H.T., Yarrington, D. and Polikoff, J.B. (2000). Using Markov Models to Assess Articulation Errors in Young Children. Presented at the 139th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, May 30 - June, 3, 2000, Atlanta, GA., v 107, n 5, pp 2903. [html]
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  11. Hoskins, S. (1995). "On the Acoutics of Broad and Narrow Focus." Presented at the 130th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, St. Louis, MO


  12. Hoskins, S. (1997). "Improving the Process of Automatically Extracting Diphones with Context-dependent Boundaries for Synthesized Speech." Presented at the 133rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Penn State, PA


  13. Hoskins, S. (1997). "The Prosody of Broad and Narrow Focus Within Noun Phrases." Presented at the 133rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Penn State, PA


  14. MenÚndez-Pidal, X. (1996). "A Data Compression Algorithm for Fast Quantization Estimation." Tech. Rep.: ASEL/Speech/01b-96, ASEL, A. I. duPont Institute-Univ. of Delaware, USA [ps]


  15. Peters, S. M.. and Bunnell, H. T. (1991). "Adjusting Dysarthric Speech Timing using Neural Networks." J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 89, S1. [ps]


  16. Peters, S. M.. and Bunnell, H. T. (1995). "ANN Classification of Speech/Silence/Non-speech." ASEL Technical Report, A.I. duPont Institute. [html]


  17. Zhang, G. and Bunnell, H.T. (1995). "Toward Automatic Segmentation and Syllabification of Dysarthric Speech." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 97, 5, Pt. 2. 3246. [ps]


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