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Revisiting population size vs. phoneme inventory size
(Linguistic Society of America, 2012-12)
In this paper we argue against the findings presented in Hay & Bauer 2007, which show a positive correlation between population size and phoneme inventory size. We argue that the positive correlation is an artifact of the authors’ statistical technique and biased data set. Using a hierarchical mixed model to account for ...
Modelling talker intelligibility variation in a dialect-controlled corpus
In a newly created corpus of 3600 read sentences (20 talkers x 180 sentences), considerable variability in talker intelligibility has been found. This variability occurs despite rigorous attempts to ensure uniformity, including strict dialectal criteria in subject selection, speech style guidance with feedback during recording, ...