Yi Xu's Publications

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

Journal Articles

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

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.

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

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

Lin, C. Y., Wang, M., Idsardi, W. J. and Xu, Y. (2013). Stress Processing in Mandarin and Korean Second Language Learners of English. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. DOI:10.1017/S1366728913000333.

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. Online access

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xu, Y. (2009) Timing and coordination in tone and intonation -- An articulatory-functional perspective. Lingua 119: 906-927. ScienceDirect; Author version

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

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

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

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. Karger; Author version

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

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

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

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. Free online access

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xu, Y. (in press) Intonation in Chinese. In Sun, C., Wang, W. S. -. Y. (Eds.). Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 483-505. PDF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]. In Proceedings of The 4th National Conference on Modern Phonetics, Beijing. pp. 92-97. PDF

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

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

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, Proceedings of an ESCA Workshop. European Speech Communication Association, Athens, Greece, pp. 337-340. PDF

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

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

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

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

Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts

Xu, Y. (2008). Segmental variability related to speech prosody - An articulatory-functional perspective. In Proceedings of Acoustics'08 Paris, Paris, France. Abstract

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Bruno Gauthier, Rushen Shi, Yi Xu and Robert Proulx (2005). Neural-network simulation of tonal categorization based on F0 velocity profiles. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117, Pt. 2, 2430. Abstract

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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