Effect of phonetic context on women's vowel area

Authors

  • Janine Chesworth Dept. of Speech Pathol. and Audiol., University of Alberta, Rm. 2-70 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alta. T6G2G4, Canada
  • Kim Coté Dept. of Speech Pathol. and Audiol., University of Alberta, Rm. 2-70 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alta. T6G2G4, Canada
  • Colleen Shaw Dept. of Speech Pathol. and Audiol., University of Alberta, Rm. 2-70 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alta. T6G2G4, Canada
  • Sandra Williams Dept. of Speech Pathol. and Audiol., University of Alberta, Rm. 2-70 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alta. T6G2G4, Canada
  • Megan Hodge Dept. of Speech Pathol. and Audiol., University of Alberta, Rm. 2-70 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alta. T6G2G4, Canada

Keywords:

Bandwidth, Calculations, Electric frequency measurement, Mathematical models, Natural frequencies, Pathology, Speech analysis, Speech intelligibility, Statistical tests, Stereophonic recordings, Analysis of variance, Formant frequencies, Phonetic context, Vowel quadrilateral area

Abstract

A basic methodological isue for a variable that was identified as one important acoustic correlate of speech intelligibility was addressed. This variable was vowel quadrilateral area (VQA). VQA refers to the area enclosed in the quadrilateral formed by a plot of the coordiantes for the first and second major vocal tract resonances of the corner vowels. Visual inspection of the VQA plots revealed that increases in F2 frequency values for /u/ contributed most to reduced VQA in non-neutral phonetic context conditions.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

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Chesworth J, Coté K, Shaw C, Williams S, Hodge M. Effect of phonetic context on women’s vowel area. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 25];31(3):20-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1530

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada