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Department of Linguistics

ROBERT MANNELL - RESEARCH PAGES

Publications

(a) Journal PAPERS and FULL Conference Papers - refereed

Hirozane, Y., & Mannell, R. (2013). "Effects of Rhythm on English Rate Perception by Japanese and English Speakers",  the Phonetician, pp 21-34.,  International Society of Phonetic Sciences

Wang, S., Liu, B., Zhang, H., Dong, R., Mannell, R., Newall, P., Chen, X., Qi, B., Zhang, L., & Han, D. (2013). "Mandarin lexical tone recognition in sensorineural hearing-impaired listeners and cochlear implant users", Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 133(1), 47–54.

Wang, S., Mannell, R., Newell, P., Lui, B., Zhang, H., and Han, D. (2012)."Roles of spectral cues in Mandarin tone perception for sensorineural hearing-impaired patients". Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi (Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery), 46(2), 164-167.

Sengar, A., and Mannell, R. (2012). "A preliminary study of Hindi intonation", Proceedings of the 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 3-6 December 2012, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, pp 149-152, ISSN 1039-0227

Wang, S., Xu, L., and Mannell, R. (2011) "Relative contributions of temporal envelope and fine structure cues to lexical tone recognition in hearing-impaired listeners", JARO - Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 12(6): 783-794.

Carey, M.D., Mannell, R.H., and Dunn, P.K. (2011) "Does a rater's familiarity with a candidate's pronunciation affect the rating in oral proficiency interviews?", Language Testing, 28(2), 201-219.

Wang, S., Mannell, R., Newall, P., and Han, D. (2011) "Contribution of spectral cues to Mandarin lexical tone recognition in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired Mandarin Chinese speakers", Ear and Hearing, 32:97-103

Han, D., Wang, S., Zhang, H., Chen, J., Jiang, W., Mannell, R., Newall, P., and Zhang, L. (2009) "Development of Mandarin monosyllabic speech test materials in China", International Journal of Audiology, 48:300-311

Mannell, R. (2008), "Perception and Production of /i:/, /Iə/ and /e:/ in Australian English" ,Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2008), 22-26 September 2008, Brisbane, pp.351-354 (presentation slides)

Wang, S., Mannell, R., Newall, P., Zhang, H., and Han, D. (2007), "Development and evaluation of Mandarin disyllabic materials for speech audiometry in China", International Journal of Audiology, 46:719-731

Mannell, R. (2006), "The combined effect of speech codec quality and transmission delay on human performance during complex spoken interactions", International Journal of Speech Technology, 9:53-74

Mannell, R.H. (2004), "Perceptual vowel space for Australian English lax vowels: 1988 and 2004", Proceedings of 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp 221-226.

Mannell R.H., (2002), "The Perception of speech processed with non-overlapping and overlapping filters in a bark-scaled channel vocoder", Proceedings of the Ninth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Melbourne, December 2002.

Mannell R.H. (2002), "Modelling of the segmental and prosodic aspects of speech intensity in synthetic speech", Proceedings of the Ninth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Melbourne, December 2002.

Mannell R.H. (2002), "The interaction between voice codec quality and delay time in satellite telephony", Proceedings of the Ninth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Melbourne, December 2002.

Mannell R.H. (1998), "Formant diphone parameter extraction utilising a labelled single speaker database", Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing 1998, Sydney, Australia, 30 November - 3 December 1998.

Mannell R.H. (1995), "Perceptual mapping and vowel normalisation", Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, August 13-19, 1995

Wang J. and Mannell R.H. (1995), "The relationship between rhythm and the tone sandhi domain in Mandarin", Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, August 13-19, 1995

Mannell R.H. (1994), "The prediction of 'perceptual distance' from spectral distance measures based upon auditory and non-auditory models of intensity scaling", Proceedings of the Fifth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Perth, Dec. 1994.

Mannell R.H. (1992), "The effects of presentation level on sone, amplitude-j.n.d. and deciBel quantisation of channel vocoded speech", Proceedings of the Fourth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Brisbane, Nov. 1992.

Mannell R.H., (1991), "Sone-scaled and intensity-j.n.d.-scaled spectral quantisation of channel vocoded speech", Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Aix-en-Provence, France, 19-24 August, 1991.

Mannell R.H. & Clark J.E., (1991), "A comparison of the intelligibility scores of consonants and vowels using channel and formant vocoded speech", Proceedings of the Twelfth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Aix-en-Provence, France, 19-24 August, 1991.

Mannell, R.H. and Clark, J.E., (1990), "The Perceptual consequences of frequency and time domain parametric encoding in automatic analysis and resynthesis of speech", a paper presented at the International Conference on Tactile Aids, Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants, National Acoustics Laboratories, Sydney, May 1990.

Mannell R.H., (1990), "The effects of Phase information on the intelligibility of channel vocoded speech", Proceedings of the Third Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Melbourne, Nov. 1990.

Clark J.E., & Mannell R.H., (1989) "Frequency resolution effects on phonetic level perception of synthesised speech", Proceedings of ESCA Tutorial Day and Workshop on Speech Input/Output Assessment and Speech Databases, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, 20-23 September, 1989, pp 1.8.1 - 1.8.4

Mannell R.H., (1988) "Spectral distortion and spectral distance measures", Proceedings of the Second Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Nov. 1988. pp 158-163

Mannell R.H., (1988) "Perceptual space of male and female Australian English vowels", Proceedings of the Second Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Nov. 1988. pp 22-27

Clark J.E., & Mannell R.H., (1988) "Some comparative characteristics of uniform auditorily scaled channel synthesis", Proceedings of the Second Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Sydney, Nov. 1988. pp 282-287

Clark J.E., Mannell R.H., & Ostry D., (1987) "Time and frequency resolution constraints on synthetic speech intelligibility", Proceedings of the Eleventh International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Tallin, Estonia, Aug. 1987.

Mannell R.H., & Clark J.E., (1987) "Text-to-speech rule and dictionary development", Speech Communication 6, 1987, pp 317- 324.

Clark J.E., Summerfield C.D. & Mannell R.H., (1986) "A high performance digital hardware synthesiser", Proceedings of the First Australian Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Canberra, Nov. 1986. pp 342-347

Mannell R.H., (1986) "Australian English and the Votrax SC-02 Chip", Proceedings of the First Australian Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Canberra, Nov. 1986. pp 260-265

Mannell R.H., & Clark J.E., (1986) "Text-to-speech rule and dictionary development", Proceedings of the First Australian Conference on Speech Science and Technology, Canberra, Nov. 1986. pp 14-19

(B) Conference and Workshop Abstracts

Shuo Wang, Li Xu, Ruijuan Dong, Jing Li, Robert Mannell and Luo Zhang. (2012) "Acoustic cues for lexical tone perception in hearing-impaired listeners", J.Acoust.Soc.Am. 131, 3479; http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4709128

Mannell, R. (2009) "Production and perception of Australian English /Iə/ and /e:/ in CV and CVd context", Proceedings of The Australian Language and Speech Conference 2009, 3-4 December 2009, Sydney (part of HCSNet SummerFest 2009, at University of New South Wales)

Wang, S., Mannell, R. and Newall, P. (2008), "Spectral features for lexical perception in Mandarin", Audiology Australia, XVII National Conference 2008, Canberra, 20-23 May, 2008.

Wang, S., Mannell, R., and Newall, P. (2008), "Contribution of spectral envelope and spectral fine-structure cues to lexical tone", XXIXth International Congress of Audiology, 8-12 June 2008, HKCEC, Hong Kong

Mannell, R., Wang, S., and Newall, P. (2008), "Source and resonance in the perception of Mandarin tone", HCSNet Workshop on Speech, Perception and Action, 10-11 July 2008 , University of Western Sydney, Milperra

Wang, S., Han, D., Zhang, H., Mannell, R. and Newall, P. (2006), "Development and Evaluation of Mandarin Disyllabic Materials for Speech Testing in China". Australia and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, Vol. 28, Supplement 2006, p.46. (abstract only)

Pereira, C., Mannell, R. and Newall, P. (2006), "Some Aspects of Perception of Emotion by the Hearing-Impaired", Australia and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, Vol. 28, Supplement 2006, p.9. (abstract only)

Sartika, D., Newall, P., and Mannell, R. (2006), "The development of a speech test for children in Bahasa Indonesia", XXVIIIth International Congress of Audiology, p.36. (abstract only)

Mannell, R., (2006), " Perception and modelling of vowels and vocal gender in synthetic speech", Australian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 58, Supplement 2006, p.9. (abstract only), originally presented at 15th Australian Language and Speech Conference, Macquarie University, 15-16 December, 2005. (presentation slides)

Sartika, D.E., Newall, P. & Mannell, R. (2004). "The development of a speech test for children in Bahasa Indonesian", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, Vol. 26 (Supplement), 40. (XVI Conference of the Audiological Society, Brisbane, 17-20 May 2004).

Mannell R.H. (2001), "The influence of lexical access on the perception of vowel phoneme boundaries in formant space", 13th Australian Language and Speech Conference, Sydney: Australia (Abstract published in: Australian Journal of Psychology 53(3), December 2001, p183) (presentation slides)

(C) Review Papers

Wang, S., Mannell, R., and Zhang, H. (2011). "Contemporary research on Mandarin Lexical tone related to cochlear implant technology". Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi (Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery), 46(2), 164-167.

(D) Conference papers - unrefereed

Mannell, R., (2005), " An overview of current speech perception research and its potential contribution to speech audiometry ", Proceedings 2005 Beijing Otolaryngology Conference, Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology, Beijing, 3rd December, 2005.

(E) edited proceedings

Cassidy, S., Cox, F., Mannell, R. and Palethorpe, S. (2004) Proceedings of the 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, December, Sydney. Sydney, Australia. Macquarie University CD_ROM ISBN 0 958 1946 10

Mannell, R., and Robert-Ribes, J., (eds.), (1998) Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, 1998, Sydney, Australia

(F) Theses

Mannell R.H. (1994), The Perceptual and Auditory Implications of Parametric Scaling in Synthetic Speech, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (chapter 2, chapter 3, bibliography)

Mannell R.H., (1984) Aspects of Speech Synthesis Performance, unpublished honours dissertation, Macquarie University. (click here for chapter 3)

(G) Research Reports and working papers

Carey, M., and Mannell, R. (2009) "The contribution of interlanguage phonology accommodation to inter-examiner variation in the rating of pronunciation in oral proficiency interviews", IELTS Research Reports, 9, 217-236

Mannell, R., (2000) Syrinx GTP Resource Software Documentation, an 82 page report to Syrinx Speech Systems Pty. Ltd. (not in the public domain)

Bernard J.R., & Mannell R.H., (1988) "A study of /h_d/ words in Australian English", Working Papers, 1986, Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre, Macquarie University.

Mannell R.H., Ostry D., & Clark J.E., (1985) "Channel vocoder performance", Working Papers, 1985, Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre, Macquarie University.

(H) Other Publications

Click here for a web version of an old (1973) paper of mine on the Nangwarry Sandstone Caves. Whilst its not relevant to my current research interests, this paper is provided here because it has been cited as recently as 2006.