Acoustical Society of America
148th Meeting Lay Language Papers

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Melville, New York, October 25, 2004

The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the 148th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America to be held November 15-19 in San Diego. Since ASA meeting papers are not vetted by scientific referees, please keep in mind that some of the research described in the laypapers may not have yet been peer reviewed.


Study of Acoustic Correlates Associated with Emotional Speech by Serdar Yildirim, Sungbok Lee, Murtaza Bulut, Chul Min Lee, Abe Kazemzadeh, Carlos Busso, and Shrikanth Narayanan

Synthesis of Human-Like Laughter: Toward Machine Synthesis of Human Speech by Shiva Sundaram and Shrikanth Narayanan

Fifty Years of Progress in Speech Synthesis by Juergen Schroeter


Rock Art Acoustics by Lauren Ronsse

Acoustics at the Shrine of St. Werburgh by David Lubman

Chemical Detection With a MEMS Microphone by Michael Pedersen

Testing Infant Dolphin Hearing by Paul Nachtigall, Michelle Yuen, T.Aran Mooney and Kristen Taylor

A Potential Explanation for Marine Mammal Strandings by Lawrence Crum, Michael Bailey, Steven Kargl, and Thomas Matula

Engines for a "Silent" Aircraft by Cesare Hall

Whispering Songs by Michael Kiefte

Simulating Synchronized Calling with a Wireless Sensor Network by Kenneth D. Frampton, Efosa Ojomo, Praveen Mudindi, and Isaac Amundson


Perfect Pitch in Tone Language Speakers Carries Over to Music by Diana Deutsch, Trevor Henthorn, Elizabeth Marvin, and HongShuai Xu

Constant Interval Distance Between Resonance Peaks of Spanish Vowels Sung at High Pitch by Sopranos by Eduardo Castro-Sierra, Miguel Zenker, Adrián Poblano, & Alberto Ramírez-Treviño


Ten Years of Classroom Acoustical Design by Angelo Campanella

How to Pitch-Match Drumsticks--10,000 Times a Day by George Bissinger

Why Do Non-Native Speakers Have a Foreign Accent? A Three-Dimensional Perspective by Amee P. Shah

The Sweet Spot of a Hollow Baseball or Softball Bat by Dan Russell

Using Light and Sound to Improve Medical Imaging by Charles A. DiMarzio

Sound, As We See It: A Better Way to Diagnose Noise Sources by Ravinder Beniwal and Sean F. Wu

6+ Years of Acoustic Thermometry in the North Pacific Ocean:
A Cycle of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation
by Brian D. Dushaw, B. D. Cornuelle, M. Dzieciuch, W. H. Munk, P. F. Worcester, and J.A. Colosi


Vocal Expression by Horses: Nickers, Whinnies, and Squeals by David G. Browning and Peter M. Scheifele

English and French Classical Music Reflect the Melody and Rhythm of Speech in the Two Cultures by Aniruddh D. Patel

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