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Corpus-based productivity measures of English -er agentives and instrumentals
(University of Washington, 2013)
This paper investigates the claim that agentive and instrumental forms of English “-er”morpheme show differing productivity (a claim due to Derwing 1976). An attempt is made to replicate Derwing’s findings using modern corpus methods. Novel annotations for animacy and agentivity/instrumentality were created on the Brown corpus ...
Separating segmental and prosodic contributions to intelligibility
It is well known that the intelligibility of speech can vary both across individuals within styles or tasks, and within individuals across styles or tasks. Various properties of the speech signal have been shown to correlate with such differences in intelligibility, including speech rate, [5,7,8] segmental reduction or deletion, ...