The association between speaker-dependent formant space estimates and perceived vowel quality

Authors

  • Santiago Barreda Dept. of Linguistics, University of Alberta, 4-32 Assiniboia Hall T6G 2E7, Canada
  • Terrance M. Nearey Dept. of Linguistics, University of Alberta, 4-32 Assiniboia Hall T6G 2E7, Canada

Keywords:

Estimation, Experiments, Students, Alberta, Canadian english, Testing phase, Training methods, Vowel sounds

Abstract

Differences in speaker-dependent formant space estimates is discussed in terms of differing FF-scaling estimates. In the experiment, listeners were first trained to report apparent speaker FF-scaling using the training method outlined in Barreda & Nearey. 25 native speakers of Canadian English from the University of Alberta were drawn from a participant pool in which undergraduate linguistics students take part in experiments in exchange for partial course credit. During the testing phase, listeners were presented with fully-randomized, isolated-vowel stimuli. 18% of the variance in reported FF-scaling is found, with F1 accounting for 67.8%, 10 accounting for 28.1%, and F3 accounting for only 0.2% of the explained variance. Results show that FF-scaling has a significant negative effect on vowel openness, showing that for a given vowel sound, when listeners reported a higher FF-scaling, they were less likely to hear an open vowel.

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Published

2012-09-01

How to Cite

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Barreda S, Nearey TM. The association between speaker-dependent formant space estimates and perceived vowel quality. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2012 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Nov. 29];40(3):12-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2515

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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