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Assessing agreement level between forced alignment models with data from endangered language documentation corpora
Automatic forced alignment between transcriptions has achieved high levels of agreement for languages with large corpora, but the technique holds great promise for work on all languages. Here, we apply two forced alignment ...
Using automatic alignment to analyze endangered language data: Testing the viability of untrained alignment
While efforts to document endangered languages have steadily increased, the phonetic analysis of endangered language data remains a challenge. The transcription of large documentation corpora is, by itself, a tremendous ...
The phonetics of moraic alignment in Yoloxóchitl Mixtec
This talk highlights recent research on the phonetics of tonal alignment in Yoloxóchitl Mixtec (YM). This language is notable for its large tonal inventory, where 20 tonal melodies contrast on monosyllabic words. The ...