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    • Children's perception of dialect variation 

      Pate, John K.; Wagner, Laura; Clopper, Cynthia G. (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
      A speaker’s regional dialect is a rich source of information about that person. Two studies examined five- to six-year-old children’s perception of regional dialect: Can they perceive differences among dialects ? Have ...
    • Predictability effects in adult-directed and infant-directed speech: Does the listener matter? 

      Pate, John K.; Goldwater, Sharon (2011)
      A well-known effect in speech production is that more predictable words tend to be phonetically reduced. Recent work has suggested that predictability effects result from hardwired properties of the language production ...
    • Unsupervised dependency parsing with acoustic cues 

      Pate, John K.; Goldwater, Sharon (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013)
      Unsupervised parsing is a difficult task that infants readily perform. Progress has been made on this task using text-based models, but few computational approaches have considered how infants might benefit from acoustic ...
    • Unsupervised syntactic chunking with acoustic cues: Computational models for prosodic bootstrapping 

      Pate, John K.; Goldwater, Sharon (2011)
      Learning to group words into phrases without supervision is a hard task for NLP systems, but infants routinely accomplish it. We hypothesize that infants use acoustic cues to prosody, which NLP systems typically ignore.To ...