Yi Xu's Publications

(Google scholar citations)

  1. Journal Articles
  2. Book Chapters
  3. Conference Proceedings
  4. Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts
  5. Book review
  6. Dissertation

Journal Articles

  1. Wang, B., Xu, Y. and Ding, Q. (in press). Interactive prosodic marking of focus, boundary and newness in Mandarin. Phonetica. Accepted version

  2. Lee, A., Prom-on, S. and Xu, Y. (in press). Pre-low raising in Japanese pitch accent. Phonetica. Accepted version

  3. Krishnan, A., Gandour, J. T., Xu, Y. and Suresh, C. H. (2017). Language-dependent changes in pitch-relevant neural activity in the auditory cortex reflect differential weighting of temporal attributes of pitch contours. Journal of Neurolinguistics 41: 38-49. ScienceDirect, 2016
  4. Birkholz, P., Martin, L., Xu, Y., Scherbaum, S. and Neuschaefer-Rube, C. (2017). Manipulation of the prosodic features of vocal tract length, nasality and articulatory precision using articulatory synthesis. Computer Speech & Language 41:116-127. Accepted version

  5. Prom-on, S. and Xu, Y. (in press). Discovering underlying tonal representations by computational modeling: a case study of Thai. Journal of Chinese Linguistics. Author version

  6. Xu, Y., Lee, A., Prom-on, S. & Liu, F. (2015). Explaining the PENTA model: A reply to Arvaniti and Ladd. Phonology 32: 505-535. Accepted version; DOI

  7. Gao, W., Xu, Y. & Mu, F. (2015). 中国英语学习者韵律焦点教学的实验研究 [An experimental study of teaching prosodic focus to Chinese learners of English]. 外语教学与研究 [Foreign Language Teaching and Research], (6) 861-873.

  8. Mitchell, R. L. C. and Xu, Y. (2015). What is the value of embedding artificial emotional prosody in human computer interactions? Implications for theory and design in psychological science. Frontiers in Psychology 6:1750. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01750.

  9. Liu, X. and Xu, Y. (2015). Relations between affective music and speech: Evidence from dynamics of affective piano performance and speech production. Frontiers in Psychology 6:886. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00886.

  10. Liu, F., C. Jiang, B. Wang, Y. Xu, & A. D. Patel (2015). A music perception disorder (congenital amusia) influences speech comprehension. Neuropsychologia 66, 111-118. ScienceDirect

  11. Chen, Y., Xu, Y. and Guion-Anderson, S. (2014). Prosodic realization of focus in bilingual production of Southern Min and Mandarin. Phonetica 71, 249-270. Accepted version

  12. Cheng, C. and Xu, Y. (2014). Mechanism of disyllabic tonal reduction in Taiwan Mandarin. Language and Speech. doi: 10.1177/0023830914543286. Author version

  13. Prom-on, S., Birkholz, P. and Xu, Y. (2014). Identifying underlying articulatory targets of Thai vowels from acoustic data based on an analysis-by-synthesis approach, EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing 23. doi:10.1186/1687-4722-2014-23.

  14. Xu, Y. and Prom-on, S. (2014). Toward invariant functional representations of variable surface fundamental frequency contours: Synthesizing speech melody via model-based stochastic learning. Speech Communication 57, 181-208. On-line access; Author version.

  15. Lin, C. Y., Wang, M., Idsardi, W. J. and Xu, Y. (2014). Stress Processing in Mandarin and Korean Second Language Learners of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 17 (02), 316-346. DOI:10.1017/S1366728913000333.

  16. Cheng, C. and Xu, Y. (2013). Articulatory limit and extreme segmental reduction in Taiwan Mandarin. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134, 4481-4495. Author version

  17. Liu, F., Xu, Y., Prom-on, S. and Yu, A. C. L. (2013). Morpheme-like prosodic functions: Evidence from acoustic analysis and computational modeling. Journal of Speech Sciences 3: 85-140. PDF

  18. Liu, F., Jiang, C., Pfordresher, P. Q., Mantell, J. T., Xu, Y., Yang, Y. and Stewart, L. (2013). Individuals with congenital amusia imitate pitches more accurately in singing than in speaking: Implications for music and language processing. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 75(8): 1783-1798, DOI:10.3758/s13414-013-0506-1. Online access

  19. Xu, Y., Lee, A., Wu, W.-L., Liu, X. and Birkholz, P. (2013). Human vocal attractiveness as signaled by body size projection PLoS ONE 8(4): e62397. Online access with audio samples

  20. Wang, B., Qadir, T. and Xu, Y. (2013). 维吾尔语焦点的韵律实现及感知 [Prosodic encoding and perception of focus in Uygur]. Acta Acoutica Sinica 38: 92-98. Author copy

  21. Prom-on, S., Liu, F. & Xu (2012). Post-low bouncing in Mandarin Chinese: Acoustic analysis and computational modeling. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132: 421-432. Author copy

  22. Liu, F., Xu, Y., Patel, A. D., Francart, T. and Jiang, C. (2012). Differential recognition of pitch patterns in discrete and gliding stimuli in congenital amusia: Evidence from Mandarin speakers. Brain and Cognition 79: 209-215. Author copy

  23. Xu, Y., Chen, S.-w., Wang, B. (2012). Prosodic focus with and without post-focus compression (PFC): A typological divide within the same language family? The Linguistic Review 29: 131-147. Author copy

  24. Liu, F., Jiang, C., Thompson, W. F., Xu, Y., Yang, Y., & Stewart, L. (2012). The mechanism of speech processing in congenital amusia: Evidence from Mandarin speakers. PLoS ONE, 7(2): e30374. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030374. Free online access

  25. Xu, Y. (2011). Speech prosody: A methodological review. Journal of Speech Sciences 1: 85-115. Direct access; PDF

  26. Wang, B. and Xu, Y. (2011). Differential prosodicencoding of topic and focus in sentence-initial position in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of Phonetics 37: 502-520. PDF

  27. Xu, Y. (2010). In defense of lab speech. Journal of Phonetics 38: 329-336. ScienceDirect; Author version

  28. Xu, Y. and Wang, M. (2009). Organizing syllables into groups -- Evidence from F0 and duration patterns in Mandarin. Journal of Phonetics 37: 502-520. ScienceDirect; Author version

  29. Xu, Y. (2009). Timing and coordination in tone and intonation -- An articulatory-functional perspective. Lingua 119: 906-927. ScienceDirect; Author version
  30. Liu, H., Xu, Y. and Larson, C. (2009). Attenuation of Vocal Responses to Pitch Perturbations During Mandarin Speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125: 2299-2306. PDF

  31. Gauthier, B., Shi, R., & Xu, Y. (2009). Learning Prosodic Focus from Continuous Speech Input: A Neural Network Exploration. Language Learning and Development 5: 94-114. PDF

  32. Prom-on, S., Xu, Y. and Thipakorn, B. (2009). Modeling tone and intonation in Mandarin and English as a process of target approximation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 125: 405-424. PDF

  33. Chuenwattanapranithi, S., Xu, Y., Thipakorn, B. and Maneewongvatana, S. (2008). Encoding emotions in speech with the size code -- A perceptual investigation. Phonetica 65: 210-230. Author version

  34. Xu, Y. and Liu, F. (2007). Determining the temporal interval of segments with the help of F0 contours. Journal of Phonetics 35: 398-420. PDF

  35. Gauthier, B., Shi, R. and Xu, Y. (2007). Learning phonetic categories by tracking movements. Cognition 103: 80-106. PDF

  36. Liu, H., Zhang, Q., Xu, Y. and Larson, C. (2007). Compensatory responses to loudness-shifted voice feedback during production of Mandarin speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122: 2405-2412. PDF

  37. Gauthier, B., Shi, R. and Xu, Y. (2007). Simulating the acquisition of lexical tones from continuous dynamic input. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters 121: EL190-195. PDF

  38. Chen, S. H., Liu, H., Xu, Y. and Larson, C. R. (2007). Voice F0 Responses to Pitch-Shifted Voice Feedback During English Speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121: 1157-1163. PDF

  39. Chuenwattanapranithi, S., Xu, Y., Thipakorn, B. and Maneewongvatana, S. (2007). The Roles of Pitch Contours in Differentiating Anger and Joy in Speech. International journal of signal processing 3: 129-134. PDF

  40. Xu, Y. and Liu, F. (2006). Tonal alignment, syllable structure and coarticulation: Toward an integrated model. Italian Journal of Linguistics 18: 125-159. PDF; Author version with better figures

  41. Chen, Y. and Xu, Y. (2006). Production of weak elements in speech -- Evidence from f0 patterns of neutral tone in standard Chinese. Phonetica 63: 47-75. PDF

  42. Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2005). Parallel Encoding of Focus and Interrogative Meaning in Mandarin Intonation. Phonetica 62: 70-87. PDF

  43. Xu, Y. (2005). Speech melody as articulatorily implemented communicative functions. Speech Communication 46: 220-251. PDF

  44. Xu, Y. and Xu, C. X. (2005). Phonetic realization of focus in English declarative intonation. Journal of Phonetics 33: 159-197. PDF

  45. Xu, Y. (2004). Understanding tone from the perspective of production and perception. Language and Linguistics 5: 757-797. Author version

  46. Xu, Y., Larson, C. R., Bauer, J. J. and Hain, T. C. (2004). Compensation for pitch-shifted auditory feedback during the production of Mandarin tone sequences. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 116: 1168-1178. PDF

  47. Xu, C. X. and Xu, Y. (2003). Effects of Consonant Aspiration on Mandarin Tones. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 33: 165-181. PDF

  48. Sheng, L., McGregor, K. K. and Xu, Y. (2003). Prosodic and lexical-syntactic aspects of the therapeutic register. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 17: 355-363. PDF

  49. Xu, Y. and Sun X. (2002). Maximum speed of pitch change and how it may relate to speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 111: 1399-1413. PDF

  50. Sun, X. and Xu, Y. (2002). Perceived pitch of synthesized voice with alternate cycles. Journal of Voice 16: 443-459. PDF

  51. Xu, Y. (2001). Sources of tonal variations in connected speech. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, monograph series #17. 1-31. PDF

  52. Xu, Y. and Wang, Q. E. (2001). Pitch targets and their realization: Evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Speech Communication 33: 319-337. PDF

  53. Xu, Y. (2001). Fundamental frequency peak delay in Mandarin. Phonetica 58: 26-52. PDF

  54. Wang, E., R. K. Peach, Xu, Y., Schneck, M., & Manry, C. II (2000). Perception of dynamic acoustic patterns by an individual with unilateral verbal auditory agnosia. Brain and Language 73: 442-455. PDF

  55. Xu, Y. (1999). Effects of tone and focus on the formation and alignment of F0 contours. Journal of Phonetics 27: 55-105. PDF

  56. Xu, Y. (1998). Consistency of tone-syllable alignment across different syllable structures and speaking rates. Phonetica 55: 179-203. PDF

  57. Xu, Y., Liberman, A.M., and Whalen, D.H. (1997). On the immediacy of phonetic perception. Psychological Science 8: 358-362. PDF

  58. Xu, Y. (1997). Contextual tonal variations in Mandarin. Journal of Phonetics 25: 61-83. PDF

  59. Xu, Y. (1994). Production and perception of coarticulated tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 95: 2240-2253. PDF

  60. Whalen, D. H. and Xu, Y. (1992). Information for Mandarin tones in the amplitude contour and in brief segments. Phonetica 49: 25-47. PDF

  61. Xu, Y. (1991). Depth of phonological recoding in short-term memory. Memory & Cognition 19: 263-273. PDF

  62. Yang, S.-A. and Xu, Y. (1988). An acoustic-phonetic oriented system for synthesizing Chinese. Speech Communication 7: 317-325. PDF

  63. Xu, Y. (1986). 普通话音联的声学语音学特性 [Acoustic-phonetic characteristics of juncture in Mandarin Chinese]. 《中国语文》[Zhongguo Yuwen: Journal of Chinese Linguistics] No. 4: 353- 360 (Beijing, China). PDF

Book Chapters

  1. Xu, Y. (2017) Intonation. In W. Behr, g. G. Yue, ZevHandel, C.-T. J. Huang, & j. Myers, editors (eds.) Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. Boston: Brill. pp. 458-466. Author version

  2. Xu, Y. (2015). Speech Prosody — Theories, models and analysis. In Courses on Speech Prosody. A. R. Meireles (ed.): Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Pp. 146-177. Author version

  3. Xu, Y. and Prom-on, S. (2015). Degrees of freedom in prosody modeling. In Speech Prosody in Speech Synthesis — Modeling, Realizing, Converting Prosody for High Quality and Flexible speech Synthesis. K. Hirose and J. Tao (eds.): Springer pp. 19-34. Author version

  4. Xu, Y. (2015). Intonation in Chinese. In Sun, C., Wang, W. S. -. Y. (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 490-502.

  5. Xu, Y. and Liu, F. (2013). 韵律研究的最新发展以及与其他领域的关系 [Advances in prosody research and how they are related to other areas]. In 王. J. Wang and 陈. D. Chen (eds.) 《语言学》[Linguistics], Beijing: Chinese People's University Press. Author version

  6. Xu, Y., Kelly, A. and Smillie, C. (2013). Emotional expressions as communicative signals. In S. Hancil and D. Hirst (eds.) Prosody and Iconicity, John Benjamins Publishing Co, pp. 33-60. Author version

  7. Xu, Y. and Liu, F. (2012). Intrinsic coherence of prosodic and segmental aspects of speech. In O. Niebuhr (ed.) Understanding Prosody – The Role of Context, Function, and Communication. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 1-26. Author version

  8. Xu, Y. (2012). Function vs. form in speech prosody — Lessons from experimental research and potential implications for teaching. In J. Romero-Trillo (ed.) Pragmatics, Prosody and English Language Teaching, Springer, New York, pp. 61-76. Author version

  9. Xu, Y. (2010). 从交际功能和编码机制的角度理解语言 [Understanding speech from the perspective of communicative functions and coding mechanisms]. In 《研究之乐》[Joy of Research II -- A Festschrift in Honor of Professor William S-Y Wang on his Seventy-fifth Birthday]. W. Pan and Z. Shen. Shanghai: Shanghai Education Press pp. 365-375. PDF

  10. Kuo, Y. C., Xu, Y. and Yip,M. (2007). The phonetics and phonology of apparent cases of iterative tonal change in Standard Chinese. in Gussenhoven,C., Riad, T. (ed.) Tones and Tunes Vol 2: Experimental Studies in Word and Sentence Prosody. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 211-237. Author version

  11. Xu, Y. (2009). In defense of lab speech in prosody research. In Frontiers in Phonetics and Speech Science — Festtschrift for Professor Wu Zongji's 100th birthday. G. Fant, H. Fujisaki and J. Shen. Beijing: The Commercial Press pp. 381-390.

  12. Xu, Y. (2006). Tone in connected discourse. In K. Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Ed. Oxford: Elsevier. 12: 742-750. Author version

  13. Xu, Y. (2004). Separation of functional components of tone and intonation from observed F0 patterns. In G. Fant, H. Fujisaki, J. Cao and Y. Xu (eds.), From Traditional Phonology to Modern Speech Processing: Festschrift for Professor Wu Zongji's 95th Birthday. Beijing, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. pp. 483-505. PDF

  14. Xu, Y. (1994). Asymmetry in contextual tonal variation in Mandarin. In H.-W. Chang, J.- T. Huang, C.-W. Hue, & O.J.L. Tzeng (Eds.), Advances in the study of Chinese language processing, Volume 1.(pp. 383-396). Taipei:Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University. PDF

  15. Mattingly, I. G. and Xu, Y. (1994). Word superiority in Chinese. In H.-W. Chang, J.- T. Huang, C.-W. Hue, & O.J.L. Tzeng (Eds.), Advances in the study of Chinese language processing, Volume 1.(pp. 101-111). Taipei: Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University. PDF

  16. Xu, Y. (1989). Syllables and junctures (in Chinese). Chapter 8 in Wu, Z., and Lin, M., (eds.), A Course in Experimental Phonetics. Beijing, China: Higher Education Press. pp. 193- 220. PDF

  17. Xu, Y. (1981). On the differences between American and British pronunciations. In A Collection of Prize Winning Papers at Shandong University. Jinan, China: Shandong University Press.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Liu, H., Lu, H., Shao, X. and Xu, Y. (2016). Model-based Parametric Prosody Synthesis with Deep Neural Network. Interspeech 2016: 2313-2317. PDF

  2. Prom-on, S., Xu, Y., Gu, W., Arvaniti, A., Nam, H., & Whalen, D. H. (2016). The Common Prosody Platform (CPP) — where Theories of Prosody can be Directly Compared. Speech Prosody 2016, Boston, USA, pp. 1-5. PDF

  3. Jiao, L., & Xu, Y. (2016). Interactions of Tone and Intonation in Whispered Mandarin. Speech Prosody 2016, Boston, USA, pp. 94-98. PDF

  4. Shen, C., & Xu, Y. (2016). Prosodic Focus with Post-focus Compression in Lan-Yin Mandarin. Speech Prosody 2016, Boston, USA, pp. 340-344. PDF

  5. Lee, A. and Xu, Y. (2016). Effect of speech rate on pre-low raising in Cantonese. Tonal Aspects of Languages, Buffalo, NY: 75-79. PDF

  6. Liu, X. and Xu, Y. (2016). Pitch perception of focus and surprise in Mandarin Chinese: Evidence for parallel encoding via additive division of pitch range. Tonal Aspects of Languages, Buffalo, NY: 129-132. PDF

  7. Jiao, L., Ma, Q., Wang, T. and Xu, Y. (2015). Perceptual cues of whispered tones: Are they really special? Interspeech 2015, Dresden, Germany: 2361-2365. PDF

  8. Chiu, F., Fromont, L., Lee, A. and Xu, Y. (2015). Long-distance anticipatory vowel-to-vowel assimilatory effects in French and Japanese. The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK. PDF

  9. Lee, A. and Xu, Y. (2015). Modelling Japanese intonation using pentatrainer2. The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK. PDF

  10. Liu, F., Prom-on, S., Xu, Y. and Whalen, D. H. (2015). Computational modelling of double focus in American English. The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK. PDF

  11. Liu, H. and Xu, Y. (2015). Simulating online compensation for pitch-shifted auditory feedback with the target approximation model. The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK. PDF

  12. Taheri-Ardali, M. and Xu, Y. (2015). An articulatory-functional approach to modeling Persian focus prosody. The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow, UK. PDF

  13. Prom-on, S., Birkholz, P. and Xu, Y. (2014). Estimating vocal tract shapes of Thai vowels from contextual vowel variation. Co-ordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques (COCOSDA), 2014 17th Oriental Chapter of the International Committee for the. IEEE: 1-6.PDF

  14. Hsu, C. and Xu, Y. (2014). Can adolescents with autism perceive emotional prosody? Interspeech 2014, Singapore. PDF

  15. Liu, X. and Xu, Y. (2014). Body size projection and its relation to emotional speech—Evidence from Mandarin Chinese. Speech Prosody 2014, Dublin: 974-977. PDF

  16. Liu, H. and Xu, Y. (2014). A Simplified Method of Learning Underlying Articulatory Pitch Target. Speech Prosody 2014, Dublin: 1017-1021. PDF

  17. Taheri-Ardali, M., Rahmani, H. and Xu, Y. (2014). The Perception of Prosodic Focus in Persian. Speech Prosody 2014, Dublin: 515-519. PDF

  18. Lee, A., Xu, Y. and Prom-on, S. (2014). Modeling Japanese F0 contours using the PENTAtrainers and AMtrainer. The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2014). Nijmegen. PDF

  19. Cheng, C., Chen, J.-Y. and Xu, Y. (2014). An acoustic analysis of Mandarin Tone 3 sandhi elicited from an implicit priming experiment. The 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2014). Nijmegen. PDF

  20. Xu, Y. (2013). ProsodyPro — A Tool for Large-scale Systematic Prosody Analysis. Tools and Resources for the Analysis of Speech Prosody (TRASP 2013), Aix-en-Provence, France. 7-10. PDF

  21. Prom-on, Santitham and Xu, Y. (2013). Modeling speech melody as communicative functions with PENTAtrainer2, Tools and Resources for the Analysis of Speech Prosody (TRASP 2013), Aix-en-Provence, France, 2013. 82-85. PDF

  22. Prom-on, S., Birkholz, P. and Xu, Y. (2013). Training an articulatory synthesizer with continuous acoustic data. Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France. 349-353. PDF

  23. Lee, A., Xu, Y. and Prom-on, S. (2013). Mora-based pre-low raising in Japanese pitch accent. Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France. 3532-3536. PDF

  24. Prom-on, S. and Xu, Y. (2012). PENTATrainer2: A hypothesis-driven prosody modeling tool. The Fifth ISEL Conference on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2012), Athens, Greece. Pp. 93-100. PDF

  25. Prom-on, S. and Xu, Y. (2012). Pitch Target Representation of Thai Tones. TAL 2012, Nanjing, China. PDF

  26. Taheri Ardali, M. and Xu, Y. (2012). Phonetic Realization of Prosodic Focus in Persian. Speech Prosody 2012, Shanghai. 326-329. PDF

  27. Chen, Y., Guion-Anderson, S. and Xu, Y. (2012). Post-Focus Compression in Second Language Mandarin. Speech Prosody 2012, Shanghai. 410-413. PDF

  28. Lee, A. and Xu, Y. (2012). Revisiting focus prosody in Japanese. Speech Prosody 2012, Shanghai. 274-277. PDF

  29. Wang, L., Wang, B. and Xu, Y. (2012). Prosodic encoding and perception of focus in Tibetan (Anduo Dialect). Speech Prosody 2012, Shanghai. 286-289. PDF

  30. Xu, Y. (2011). Functions and mechanisms in linguistic research — Lessons from speech prosody. Exling 2012, Paris: 1-10. PDF

  31. Xu, Y. (2011). Post-focus compression: Cross-linguistic distribution and historical origin. The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong: 152-155. PDF

  32. Cheng, C., Prom-on, S. and Xu, Y. (2011). Modelling extreme tonal reduction in Taiwan Mandarin based on target approximation. The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong: 468-471. PDF

  33. Liu, X. and Xu, Y. (2011). What makes a female voice attractive. The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong: 1274-1277. PDF

  34. Noble, L. and Xu, Y. (2011). Friendly Speech and Happy Speech – Are they the same? The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong: 1502-1505. PDF

  35. Prom-on, S., Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2011). Functional modeling of tone, focus and sentence type in mandarin Chinese. The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong: 1638-1641. PDF

  36. Wang, B., Xu, Y. and Xu, J. (2011). Prosodic realization of discourse topic in Mandarin Chinese: Comparing professional with non-professional speakers. The 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong: 2086-2089. PDF

  37. Xu, Y. (2011). Functions and mechanisms in linguistic research -- Lessons from speech prosody. Workshop on Experimental Linguistics 2011, Paris: pp. 1-10. PDF

  38. Xu, Y. and Prom-on, S. (2010). Articulatory-Functional Modeling of Speech Prosody: A Review. Interspeech 2010, Makuhari, Japan. PDF

  39. Cheng, C., Xu, Y. and Gubian, M. (2010). Exploring the Mechanism of Tonal Contraction in Taiwan Mandarin. Interspeech 2010, Makuhari, Japan. PDF

  40. Lee, Y.-c. and Xu, Y. (2010). Phonetic Realization of Contrastive Focus in Korean. Speech Prosody 2010, Chicago. PDF

  41. Patel, A. D., Xu, Y. and Wang, B. (2010). The role of F0 variation in the intelligibility of Mandarin sentences. Speech Prosody 2010, Chicago. PDF

  42. Prom-on, S. and Xu, Y. (2010). The qTA Toolkit for Prosody: Learning Underlying Parameters of Communicative Functions through Modeling. Speech Prosody 2010, Chicago. PDF

  43. Wu, W. L. and Xu, Y. (2010). Prosodic Focus in Hong Kong Cantonese without Post-focus Compression. Speech Prosody 2010, Chicago. PDF

  44. Xu, Y. and Kelly, A. (2010). Perception of anger and happiness from resynthesized speech with size-related manipulations. Speech Prosody 2010, Chicago. PDF

  45. Chen, S.-w., Wang, B. and Xu, Y. (2009). Closely related languages, different ways of realizing focus. Interspeech 2009, Brighton, UK: 1007-1010. PDF

  46. Cheng, C. and Xu, Y. (2009). Extreme reductions: Contraction of disyllables into monosyllables in Taiwan Mandarin. Interspeech 2009, Brighton, UK: 456-459. PDF

  47. Tokuma, S. and Xu, Y. (2009). The effect of F0 peak-delay on the L1 / L2 perception of English lexical stress. Interspeech 2009, Brighton, UK: 1687-1690. PDF

  48. Xu, Y. (2008). Multi-dimensional information coding in speech, Speech Prosody 2008, Campinas, Brazil, pp. 17-26. PDF

  49. Xu, Y. (2008). In defense of lab speech in prosody research. The 8th Phonetics Conference of China and The International Symposium on Phonetics Frontiers, Beijing. PDF

  50. Xu, Y. (2007). Speech as articulatory encoding of communicative functions. The 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrucken. August, 2007. pp. 25-30 PDF

  51. Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2007). Question intonation as affected by word stress and focus in English. The 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrucken. August, 2007. pp. 1189-1192. PDF

  52. Xu, Y. and Chuenwattanapranithi, S. (2007). Perceiving anger and joy in speech through the size code. The 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrucken. August, 2007. pp. 2105-2108. PDF

  53. Wong, Y. W. and Xu, Y. (2007). Consonantal perturbation of f0 contours of Cantonese tones. The 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrucken. August, 2007. pp. 1293-1296. PDF

  54. Olsberg, M., Xu, Y., and Green, G. (2007). Dependence of tone perception on syllable perception. Interspeech 2007, Antwerp. August, 2007. pp. 2649-2652. PDF

  55. Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2007). The Neutral Tone in Question Intonation in Mandarin. Interspeech 2007, Antwerp. August, 2007. pp. 630-633. PDF

  56. Xu, Y. (2006). Principles of tone research. International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, La Rochelle, France. pp. 3-13. PDF

  57. Xu, Y. (2006). Speech prosody as articulated communicative functions. Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, Germany. SPS5-4-218. PDF

  58. Chuenwattanapranithi, S., Xu, Y., Thipakorn, B. and Maneewongvatana, S. (2006). Expressing anger and joy with the size code. Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, Germany. OS4-1_0090. PDF

  59. Liu, F., Surendran, D. and Xu, Y. (2006). Classification of statement and question intonations in Mandarin. Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, Germany. PS5-25_0232. PDF

  60. Prom-on, S., Xu, Y. and Thipakorn, B. (2006). Functional-oriented articulatory modeling of tones and intonations. Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, Germany. PS2-14_0089. PDF

  61. Prom-on, S., Xu, Y. and Thipakorn, B. (2006). Quantitative Target Approximation model: Simulating underlying mechanisms of tones and intonations. The 31st International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Toulouse, France. pp. I-749-752. PDF

  62. Wang, B. and Xu, Y. (2006). Prosodic encoding of topic and focus in Mandarin. Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden, Germany. PS3-12_0172. PDF

  63. Gauthier, B., Shi, R. and Xu, Y. (2005). Recognising tones by tracking movements Ð How infants may develop tonal categories from adult speech input. ISCA Workshop on Plasticity in Speech Perception PDF

  64. Surendran, D., Levow, G.-A. and Xu, Y. (2005). Tone Recognition in Mandarin using Focus. Interspeech 2005, Lisbon, Portugal: 3301-3304. PDF

  65. Xu, Y. (2004). The PENTA model of speech melody: Transmitting multiple communicative functions in parallel. From Sound to Sense: 50+ years of discoverries in speech communication, Cambridge, MA, C-91-96. PDF

  66. Xu, Y. (2004). Transmitting Tone and Intonation Simultaneously -- The Parallel Encoding and Target Approximation (PENTA) Model. International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages: With Emphasis on Tone Languages, Beijing: 215-220. PDF

  67. Xu, Y., Xu, C. X. and Sun, X. (2004). On the Temporal Domain of Focus. International Conference on Speech Prosody 2004, Nara, Japan: 81-84. PDF

  68. Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2003). Underlying targets of initial glides -- Evidence from focus-related F0 alignments in English. The 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona. August, 2003. pp. 1887-1890. PDF

  69. Xu, Y. (2003). Three levels of tune-text relations. The 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona. August, 2003. pp. 257-260. PDF

  70. Xu, Y. and Liu, F. (2002). Segmentation of glides with tonal alignment as reference. The 7th Internatonal Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Denver, Colorado. September, 2002. pp. 1093-1096. PDF

  71. Xu, Y. (2002). Articulatory constraints and tonal alignment. The 1st International Conference on Speech Prosody, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp. 91-100. PDF

  72. Xu, Y. and Sun, X. (2000). How fast can we really change pitch? Maximum speed of pitch change revisited. The 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, Beijing. III-666-669. PDF

  73. Xu, Y. (1999). 从简单的音高目标到复杂的基频曲线 [From simple pitch targets to complex f0 contours]. The 4th National Conference on Modern Phonetics, Beijing. pp. 92-97. PDF

  74. Xu, Y. (1999). F0 peak delay: When, where and why it occurs. The 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco. pp. 1881-1884. PDF

  75. Xu, C. X., Xu, Y. and Luo, L-S. (1999). A pitch target approximation model for F0 contours in Mandarin. The 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco. pp. 2359-2362. PDF

  76. Xu, Y. and Wang, Q. E. (1997). What can tone studies tell us about intonation? In A. Botinis et al. (Eds.), Intonation: Theory, Models and Applications, an ESCA Workshop. European Speech Communication Association, Athens, Greece, pp. 337-340. PDF

  77. Xu, Y. (1996). Factors affecting the surface tonal contours of Mandarin [in Chinese]. The 3rd National Conference on Phonetics, Beijing, pp. 35-36. PDF

  78. Xu, Y. (1995). The effect of emphatic accent on contextual tonal variation. The XIII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. pp. 668-671. PDF

  79. Yang, S. -A. and Xu, Y. (1987). A software system for synthesizing Chinese. In 1987 International Conference on Chinese Information Processing. Vol.2, pp. 405-414, Beijing, China.

  80. Xu, Y. (1986). The effect of frame size on the quality of synthesized speech [in Chinese]. The 2nd Conference on Information Processing. Nanjing, China.

Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts

  1. Gao, H. and Xu, Y. (2013). Coarticulation as an epiphenomenon of syllable-synchronized target approximation—Evidence from fundamental frequency aligned formant trajectories in Mandarin. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134(5): 4167-4167. Abstract
  2. Xu, Y. (2008). Segmental variability related to speech prosody‐An articulatory‐functional perspective. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123(5): 3423-3423. Abstract

  3. Xu, Y. (2008). Articulatory-functional view of speech and experimental linguistics. Presented at International symposium on broadening the perspective of linguistic research, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China. Abstract

  4. Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2007). Interaction of word stress, focus, and sentence type in English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121, Pt. 2, 3199.

  5. Xu, Y. (2007). How often is maximum speed of articulation approached in speech? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121, Pt. 2, 3199-3140.

  6. Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2006). Realizing question intonation in Mandarin with Neutral tone. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119: 3304. Abstract

  7. Xu, Y. (2006). Possible mechanisms of enhancement and multiplicity of cues. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119: 3270. Abstract

  8. Liu, H., Zhang, Q., Larson, C. R. and Xu, Y. (2006). Sensitivity of Mandarin speech to loudness-shifted voice feedback perturbation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119: 3305. Abstract

  9. Gauthier, B., Shi, R. and Xu, Y. (2006). Learning to categorize lexical tone in sentences with variable narrow focus: A neural network approach. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 119: 3420. Abstract

  10. Xu, Y. and Wang, M. (2005). Tonal and duratonal variations as phonetic coding for syllable grouping. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117, Pt. 2, 2573. Abstract; Poster

  11. Bruno Gauthier, Rushen Shi, Yi Xu and Robert Proulx

  12. (2005). Neural-network simulation of tonal categorization based on F0 velocity profiles. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117, Pt. 2, 2430. Abstract
  13. Xu, Y. and Wallace, A. (2004). Multiple effects of consonant manner of articulation and intonation type on F0 in English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115, Pt. 2, 2397. Abstract

  14. Liu, F. and Xu, Y. (2004). Asking questions with focus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115, Pt. 2, 2397. Abstract

  15. Liu, Fang and Xu, Yi (2004). Interaction of focus and interrogative meanings in Mandarin, From Sound to Sense: 50+ years of discoverries in speech communication, Cambridge, MA, C-290. Abstract (pdf)

  16. Ching X. Xu. and Xu, Yi (2003). Recognizing focus in noise filled sentences, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 113, No. 4, Pt. 2, p. 2327. Abstract; Poster

  17. Xu, Y. (2002). Understanding tone from the perspective of production and perception. Presented at The 8th Internatonal Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, Taipei, Taiwan. November, 2002. PDF

  18. Xu, Y., Larson, C. R. and Bauer, J. J. (2002). On-line processing of voice pitch feedback during production of Mandarin tones. International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics. Abstract

  19. Xu, Y. and Xu, C. X. (2001). Exploring underlying pitch targets in English statements. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110, Pt. 2, pp. 2736-2737. Abstract

  20. Xu, C. X. and Xu, Y. (2001). Effects of consonant aspiration on Mandarin tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110, Pt. 2, p. 2655. Abstract

  21. Xu, C. X. and Xu, Y. (2001). Effects of syllable position on F0 and duration in Mandarin disyllabic words. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 109, Pt. 2, p. 2414. PDF

  22. Sun, X., Xu, C. X. and Xu, Y. (2001). Experiment on pitch target approximation model for generating Mandarin F0 contour. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 109, Pt. 2, p. 2414. PDF

  23. Xu, Y., and Wang, E. (2000). Phonetic targets as the link between speech production and speech perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 108, Pt. 2, pp. 2531-2532. Abstract; PDF

  24. Wang, Q. E. and Xu, Y. (2000). Observing the link between speech production and speech perception from disordered speech, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 108, Pt. 2, p. 2508. PDF

  25. Wang, Q. E., Y. Xu, et al. (2000). Effects of central dopaminergic stimulation by apomorphine on producing sentence focus in speech production in Parkinson's disease -- A preliminary report. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2905 Vol. 107, Pt. 2, p. 2905. PDF

  26. Xu, Y. (1999). Sources of tonal variation in Mandarin. Presented at International Workshop on Tone, Stress and Rhythm in Spoken Chinese, May 6-9, 1999, Prague. Synopsis

  27. Xu, Y. and Wang, Q. E. (1997). Components of intonation: what are linguistic, what are mechanical/physiological? Presented at International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, May 29 - June 1, 1997, Evanston Illinois. Abstract

  28. Xu, Y. (1997). Rethinking the basics of declination. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 102, Pt. 2, p. 3203. Abstract; PDF

  29. Xu, Y. & Kim, J. (1996). Downstep, regressive upstep, H-raising, or what? -- Sorting out the phonetic mechanisms of a set of "phonological" phenomena. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 100, Pt. 2, p. 2824. Abstract

  30. Xu, Y. (1995). Time-variation in Mandarin voiceless sibilants spectra. 129th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 97, Pt. 2, p. 3418. Abstract

  31. Xu, Y. & Wilde, L. (1994). Combining time-averaging and ensemble-averaging in analyzing voiceless fricatives in Mandarin. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 96, Pt 2, p.3230. Abstract

  32. Xu, Y. (1991). Perception of coarticulated tones. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Pt 2, 90: p. 2362. Abstract

  33. Xu, Y. and Whalen, D. H. (1990). Information for Mandarin tones in the amplitude contour and in brief segments. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Suppl. 1, 87: S1.

Reviews

Xu, Y. (1992). Review of Psycholinguistic Implications for Linguistic Relativity: A Case Study of Chinese, by Rumjahn Hoosain. Language and Speech. 35: 325-340. PDF

Dissertation

Xu, Y. (1993). Contextual tonal variation in Mandarin Chinese. Ph.D. dissertation. The University of Connecticut. PDF
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