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Predictors of Pause Duration in Read-Aloud Discourse
Yang, Xiaohong1; Xu, Mingxing2; Yang, Yufang1
2014-06-01
Source PublicationIEICE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS
ISSN1745-1361
SubtypeArticle
VolumeE97DIssue:6Pages:1461-1467
AbstractThe research reported in this paper is an attempt to elucidate the predictors of pause duration in read-aloud discourse. Through simple linear regression analysis and stepwise multiple linear regression, we examined how different factors (namely, syntactic structure, discourse hierarchy, topic structure, preboundary length, and postboundary length) influenced pause duration both separately and jointly. Results from simple regression analysis showed that discourse hierarchy, syntactic structure. topic structure, and postboundary length had significant impacts on boundary pause duration. However, when these factors were tested in a stepwise regression analysis, only discourse hierarchy, syntactic structure, and postboundary length were found to have significant impacts on boundary pause duration. The regression model that best predicted boundary pause duration in discourse context was the one that first included syntactic structure, and then included discourse hierarchy and postboundary length. This model could account for about 80% of the variance of pause duration. Tests of mediation models showed that the effects of topic structure and discourse hierarchy were significantly mediated by syntactic structure, which was most closely correlated with pause duration. These results support an integrated model combining the influence of several factors and can be applied to text-to-speech systems.
Keywordpause duration syntactic structure discourse hierarchy topic structure phrase length
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Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000342784300008
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Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/14159
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Tsinghua Univ, Dept Comp Sci & Technol, Key Lab Pervas Comp, Minist Educ,Tsinghua Natl Lab Informat Sci & Tech, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China
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Yang, Xiaohong,Xu, Mingxing,Yang, Yufang. Predictors of Pause Duration in Read-Aloud Discourse[J]. IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS,2014,E97D(6):1461-1467.
APA Yang, Xiaohong,Xu, Mingxing,&Yang, Yufang.(2014).Predictors of Pause Duration in Read-Aloud Discourse.IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS,E97D(6),1461-1467.
MLA Yang, Xiaohong,et al."Predictors of Pause Duration in Read-Aloud Discourse".IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS E97D.6(2014):1461-1467.
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