An acoustic study of an uncommon vowel produced by Hungarian-english bilinguals

Authors

  • Zita McRobbie-Utasi Department of Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

Keywords:

Sound recording, Speech analysis, Speech communication, Speech processing, Acoustic analysis, Sound system

Abstract

The acoustic analysis aimed at quantifying the two parameters-tongue height and tongue backing-results in acknowledging two separate tendencies in relation to the degree of the speakers' involvement with the Hungarian community. These tendencies are clearly identifiable for female and male speakers alike. The first tendency is observed in connection with those subjects who had minimal or no contact with the Hungarian community. On the other hand, the second tendency is related to speakers with strong involvement with the Hungarian community who appear to produce this vowel with higher tongue position than do the control speakers.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

1.
McRobbie-Utasi Z. An acoustic study of an uncommon vowel produced by Hungarian-english bilinguals. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];31(3):34-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1537

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada