Sean A Fulop

Sean A Fulop
California State University, Fresno | Fresno State · Department of Linguistics

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I am a Professor of Linguistics at Fresno State, which is a non-research oriented regional university. I also direct the program in Cognitive Science. In spite of working in this teaching-oriented setting I try to conduct as much research as I can. My interests range widely from speech signal processing and linguistic phonetics to historical linguistics, computational linguistics and mathematical linguistics.
Additional affiliations
August 2004 - present
California State University, Fresno
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2000 - June 2004
University of Chicago
Position
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
Education
September 1994 - July 1999
University of California, Los Angeles
Field of study
  • Linguistics

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Publications (225)
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The implications of a specific pseudometric on the collection of languages over a finite alphabet are explored. In distinction from an approach in (Calude et al., 2009) that relates to collections of infinite or bi-infinite sequences, the present work is based on an adaptation of the " Besicovitch " pseudometric introduced by Besicovitch (1932) and...
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A number of consonant shifts in the history of Athabaskan languages are considered. The goal is to better explain examples of ‘auditorily based substitution’ by invoking ‘phonetic features’ as is required by the sound change theory of Blevins (2004). We argue that the shifts are better understood as instances of Blevins’s change process involving t...
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Whole Word Morphology does away with morphemes, instead representing all morphology as relations among sets of words, which we call lexical correspondences. This paper presents a more formal treatment of Whole Word Morphology than has been previously published, demonstrating how the morphological relations are mediated by unification with sequence...
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Formants in speech signals are easily identified, largely because formants are defined to be local maxima in the wideband sound spectrum. Sadly, this is not what is of most interest in analyzing speech; instead, resonances of the vocal tract are of interest, and they are much harder to measure. Klatt [(1986). in Proceedings of the Montreal Satellit...
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No PDF available ABSTRACT It has long been established that LPC analysis results in formant estimates that are not accurate representations of the resonances; they are biased towards the nearest harmonic, and this bias worsens as F0 rises to 200 Hz or more. Manual measurement of formants with the reassigned spectrogram (RS) has been shown to be mor...
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No PDF available ABSTRACT Ever since the results of [S. E. G. Öhman, “Coarticulation…,” J. Ascoust. Soc. Am. 39, 151 (1966)] that a vowel could affect the preceding one, the phenomenon of anticipatory VCV coarticulation has been a subject of study. Most results establishing these effects have been obtained from curated laboratory speech [e.g., M. G...
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No PDF available ABSTRACT Phonological accounts of American English [W. Labov et al., The Atlas of North American English (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, 2006)] rely on historical and phonotactic analysis to categorize the vowels as either long (two morae) or short (one mora). The vowels of beat, bait, boot, boat, bought, bite, bout, boy are traditiona...
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Many claims about the prevalence of phonetic voicing in English obstruents have been made in the literature over the decades, particularly concerning the stops and affricate [b, d, ɡ, ʤ]. An examination of this literature reveals that many of these claims are based on a paucity of speech data and measurements. For the present study, voiced consonan...
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Phonological accounts of American English [Labov, W. et al. (2006) The Atlas of North American English, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter] rely on historical and phonotactic analysis to categorize the vowels as either long (two morae) or short (one mora). The vowels of beat, bait, boot, boat, bought, bite, bout, boy are traditionally identified as long, wh...
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Theories of vowel perception, production, and acquisition have moved on from the early simple assumption of a single target for each vowel in auditory space, and yet modern variations continue to employ this notion in more sophisticated garb. The vowel prototype is lately conceived as the result of an auditory processing function incorporating info...
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Theories of vowel perception, production, and acquisition have moved on from the early simple assumption of a single target for each vowel in auditory space, and yet modern variations continue to employ this notion in more sophisticated garb. The vowel prototype is lately conceived as the result of an auditory processing function incorporating info...
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This will be the final issue of the Patent Reviews edited by Lloyd Rice, who has served in this capacity since 2000. On behalf of the ASA, the Editor in Chief is grateful for his service these many years. The purpose of these acoustical patent reviews is to provide enough information for a Journal reader to decide whether to seek more information f...
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The measurement and tracking of formant frequencies is usually accomplished with a linear prediction spectrum estimate, combined with a heuristic-based tracking algorithm. Despite the broad acceptance of this procedure over decades, there is a known bias towards the nearest harmonic, and formant estimates are less accurate for speech with higher fu...
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Tracking of signal frequency and/or phase is made much more challenging by the presence of “rapid” frequency or phase changes in a signal—occurring in a time short compared to the amount of frequency shift: Δf×Δt << 1. In these scenarios, the usual Fourier decomposition does not provide detail sufficient to tell what is going on. Although there are...
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Tracking of signal frequency and/or phase is made much more challenging by the presence of “rapid” frequency or phase changes in a signal—occurring in a time short compared to the amount of frequency shift. In these scenarios, the usual Fourier decomposition does not provide detail sufficient to tell what is going on. Although there are time-freque...
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This paper considers the questions of whether, how, and by what mechanism the aspiration of voiceless stops in the syllable onset affects the pitch (F0) of lexical tone in a tone language. The literature on this topic is at odds with itself. Lai et al. [“The raising effect of aspirated prevocalic consonants on F0 in Taiwanese,” Proceedings of the 2...
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This paper examines the relationship between tonal pitch and the release phase duration (VOT) of initial voiceless stop consonants in Weihai Mandarin Chinese. The current body of literature on this topic is inconclusive, with some studies showing that tonal pitch is lowered by aspirated stops in the onset, and others showing tonal pitch is raised i...
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One consistently identified quality of Southern American English (SAE) is the PIN/PEN merger, wherein the vowels /ɪ/ and /ɛ/ become indistinguishable in nasalized contexts. Existing studies have shown that the merged vowel may either occupy a space between the vowel spaces of /ɪ/ and /ɛ/ [Bigham, MA thesis, UT Austin (2005)], or merge completely in...
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Recent phonological analysis of Karajá, a Macro-Jê language of Brazil, claimed that the language's vowel system evinces advanced tongue root (ATR) harmony [Ribeiro, "ATR harmony and palatalization in Karajá," Santa Barbara Pap. Linguist. 10 (2000)]. Despite this, the phonetic facts about these vowels have never been published, which has left the on...
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