A current projects investigates the use of LSTM deep neural networks to classify prosodic patterns, and in the first instance this is applied to identifying pitch accent patterns in a Swedish speech corpus. This sheds light on the production of each type of pitch accent in every-day language.
CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS
Do children store every detail of the sound of a new word, or just as much detail as is necessary to discriminate it from other words they know? Our eye tracking project looks at how 18- and 24-month-olds process words with coronal sounds like [n], [d], [t], as evidence from adults suggests we have to be particularly flexible with this category of consonants.