This CDROM contains the proceedings of the SST 2006 Conference

Authors for the SST conference were given the choice of submitting a full paper or a one page abstract. Each of these was reviewed by at least two Referees. Those papers accepted after full paper review are as follows.

1-6 Joanne Arciuli, Louisa Slowiaczek What does Dichotic Listening Reveal about the Processing of Stress Typicality?
7-12 Mark J. Jones,
Kirsty McDougall
A Comparative Acoustic Study of Australian English Fricated /t/: Assessing the Irish (English) Link
13-18 Francis Nolan, Kirsty McDougall, Gea de Jong, Toby Hudson A Forensic Phonetic Study of 'Dynamic' Sources of Variability in Speech: The DyViS Project
19-23 Eric Choi, Julien Epps A Novel Front-end Based on Variable Frame Rate Analysis and Mel-filterbank Output Compensation for Robust ASR
24-29 Maria Paola Bissiri, Hartmut R. Pfitzinger, Hans G. Tillmann Lexical Stress Training of German Compounds for Italian Speakers by means of Resynthesis and Emphasis
30-35 Shunichi Ishihara Kyoto Osaka Japanese Citation Tone Acoustics: A Linguistic Tonetic Study
David Gunawan, Deep Sen
Spectral Envelope Sensitivity of Musical Instruments
42-47 Janet Fletcher, Deborah Loakes Patterns of rising and falling intonation in Australian English
48-51 Zhibo Liu, Fang Zheng, Xiaojun Wu, Mingxing Xu Towards A New Implementation Approach for Rapid Development of Text-based Dialog Systems
52-57 Bo Yin, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Fang Chen Language-dependent Fusion for Language Identification
58-63 Philip Rose Zooming-in on Oujiang Wu: tonal homogeneity and acoustic reconstruction in a small subgroup of Chinese dialects
64-69 Philip Rose The Intrinsic Forensic Discriminatory Power of Diphthongs
70-75 Elisabeth Zetterholm Same speaker - different voices. A study of one impersonator and some of his different imitations
76-81 Kamil Wojcicki, Benjamin Shannon, Kuldip Paliwal

Spectral Subtraction with Variance Reduced Noise Spectrum Estimates

82-87 William Steed Phonation Type and Tone Sandhi as Evidence of Chinese Stress in Longquan Wu
88-93 Aik Ming Toh, Roberto Togneri, Sven Nordholm Combining MLLR adaptation and feature extraction for robust speech recognition in reverberant environments
94-99 Roberto Togneri, Aik Ming Toh, Sven Nordholm

Evaluation and modification of cepstral moment normalization for speech recognition in additive babble ensemble

100-105 Christa Lam, Christine Kitamura Developmental trends in infant preferences for affective intent in mothers’ speech
106-111 Anne Cutler, Jeesun Kim, Takashi Otake

On the Limits of L1 Influence on Non-L1 Listening: Evidence from Japanese Perception of Korean

112-117 Yuko Kinoshita, Takashi Osanai Within Speaker variation in diphthongal dynamics: what can we compare?
118-123 Kimiko Tsukada, Thu Nguyen, Rungpat Roengpitya Cross-language perception of word-final stops by native Vietnamese listeners: Preliminary results on the role of specific, non-native phonetic experience
124-129 Christine Kitamura, Robin Panneton, Maria Diehl, Anna Notley Attuning to the native dialect: When more means less
130-135 Sigrid Roehling, Catherine Watson, Bruce MacDonald Towards Expressive Speech Synthesis in English on a Robotic Platform
136-142 Mohaddeseh Nosratighods, Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Julien Epps, Michael Craey A Novel Technique for the selection of speech segments for speaker verification
142-147 Iris-Corinna Schwarz, Denis Burnham, Judith A. Bowey Phoneme Sensitivity and vocabulary size in 2 1/2- to 3-year-olds
148-152 Tharmarajah Thiruvaran,
Eliathamby Ambikairajah,
Julien Epps
Speaker Identification using FM Features
153-158 Dogu Erdener, Denis Burnham Auditory-Visual Speech Perception in School and Preschool Children
159-164 Xiaobo Lu, Peter Bier,
William Thorpe
A time-varying three-dimensional model of the vocal tract
165-169 Cheolwoo Jo, Jianglin Wang Performance of Gaussian Mixture Models as a Classifier for Pathological Voice
170-175 Akiko Kato, Felicity Cox Development of Japanese length contrast:: A longitudinal study of L2 vowels produced by Australian learners of Japanese
176-181 Mary Stevens, John Hajek Blocking of word-boundary consonant lengthening in Sienese Italian: some auditory and acoustic evidence
182-186 Hywel Stoakes, Janet Fletcher, Andrew Butcher Articulatory variability of intervocalic stop articulation in Bininj Gun-Wok
187-192 Thu Nguyen, John Ingram Reduplication and word stress in Vietnamese
193-198 John Ingram, Thu Nguyen Stress, tone and word prosody in Vietnamese compounds
199-204 Serajul Haque, Roberto Togneri, Anthony Zaknich Zero-Crossings with Adaptation for Automatic Speech Recognition
205-210 Deborah Loakes Variation in Long-Term Fundamental Frequency: Measurements from Vocalic Segments in Twins' Speech
211-215 Shuai Wang, Deep Sen, Wenliang Lu Subband Analysis of Time Delay Estimation in STFT Domain
216-221 Simon Hawkins Formant Estimation using an Autoassociative Neural Network
222-227 Michael Tyler French listeners can use stress to segment words in an artificial language
228-232 Yao Wang, Jiong An,
Teddy Surya Gunawan,
Eliathamby Ambikairajah
Speech Enhancement Using Temporal Masking in the FFT Domain
233-238 Michael Wagner Speaker Verification Using the Shape of the Glottal Excitation Function for Vowels
239-242 John Hajek, Tim Cummins A preliminary investigation of vowel lengthening in non-final position in Friulian
243-247 Christopher Groot, Chris Davis Auditory-Visual Speech Recognition with Amplitude and Frequency Modulations
248-252 Chris Davis, Amanda Sironic, Jeesun Kim Perceptual processing of audiovisual Lombard speech
253-258 Thomas Millhouse, Frantz Clermont Perceptual characterisation of the singer's formant region: A preliminary study
259-263 Teddy Surya Gunawan,
Eliathamby Ambikairajah
On the Use of Simultaneous and Temporal Masking for Noise Suppression in Cochlear Implant
264-269 Gordon McIntyre, Roland Goecke Researching Emotions in Speech
270-275 Simone Graetzer Consonantal coarticulation resistance in vowel-consonant-vowel sequences in two Australian languages
Qingning Zeng, Waleed Abdulla
Speech Enhancement by Multi-channel Crosstalk Resistant Adaptive Noise Cancellation and Post-filtering
281-286 Girija Chetty, Michael Wagner

UCBN: A new audio-visual broadcast news corpus for multimodal speaker verification studies

489-493 Benedict Tan, Deep Sen The Use of the Attack Transient Envelope in Instrument Recognition