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linguist , researcher

Daniel John Hirst, French linguist, researcher. Achievements include research in Momel: an algorithm for the automatic modelling of fundamental frequency curves; research in INTSINT - an International Transcription System for Intonation. Recipient Bronze medal, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, 1979.

Background

Hirst, Daniel John was born on September 29, 1946 in Brighton, Sussex, England. Son of Arthur Francis George and Hilda Lilian Hirst.

Education

Bachelor, St. David's University College, Lampeter, Wales, 1968. Licence-ès-Lettres, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1969. Maîtrise-ès-Lettres, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1970.

Doctorat de 3e cycle, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1974. Doctorat d'Etat, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1987.

Career

Lecturer languages Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, 1970—1977. Attaché de recherche Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, United Medical Resources 6057Parole et Langage, 1977—1982, chargé de recherche, 1982—1990, director research, since 1990. Leader research team prosody and formal representation of language Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Laboratoire Parole et Language, Aix-en-Provence, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in Momel: an algorithm for the automatic modelling of fundamental frequency curves. Research in INTSINT - an International Transcription System for Intonation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Intonative Features: A Syntactic Approach to the Description of English Intonation. Editor: La forme sonore du langage, Intonation Systems: A survey of Twenty Languages, Quantitative Prosody Modeling for Natural Speech Description and Generation.

Membership

Master: Speech Prosody Special Interest Group (founder, president since 2000). Member: International Speech Communication Association, International Phonetic Association.

Connections

Married Yvette Morena, December 27, 1968. 1 child Leonard John Francis.

father:
Arthur Francis George

mother:
Hilda Lilian Hirst

spouse:
Yvette Morena

child:
Leonard John Francis Hirst