Phonetic and phonological influence of a speech-Impaired speaker on Rhythm

Authors

  • Gurnikaita Chhina Department of Lile Science, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M2, Canada
  • Tae-Jin Yoon Department of Lile Science, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M2, Canada
  • Karin Humphreys Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M2, Canada

Keywords:

Speech, Speech recording

Abstract

A study showing a detailed phonetic analyses of a 61 year-old monolingual female English speaker is presented. There is considerable variability among reported cases of FAS in terms of phonetic characteristics and impairments. The speaker, LA, is a monolingual English-speaking Canadian Woman and she was 61-year old when the data were collected. One day three years after the accident, her family member observed noticeable changes in her speech such as word searching, stuttering, and a robotic style of speech. Upon request by the family members, the third author visited the speaker and collected the speech recordings through sessions with the patient The collected recordings range from simple read sentences to passages, and to spontaneous description of pictures. Typical stress-timed languages such as English have complex syllable structure and tend to have reduced vowels in unstressed positions.

Published

2011-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Chhina G, Yoon T-J, Humphreys K. Phonetic and phonological influence of a speech-Impaired speaker on Rhythm. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.17];39(3):148-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2454

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada