Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing

Vowel Inherent Spectral Change

Editors: Morrison, Geoffrey Stewart, Assmann, Peter F. (Eds.)

  • Includes cross-dialect and cross-language vowel production and perception as well as forensic voice comparison
  • Features reviews of theoretical and experimental studies
  • Offers many examples
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It has been traditional in phonetic research to characterize monophthongs using a set of static formant frequencies, i.e., formant frequencies taken from a single time-point in the vowel or averaged over the time-course of the vowel. However, over the last twenty years a growing body of research has demonstrated that, at least for a number of dialects of North American English, vowels which are traditionally described as monophthongs often have substantial spectral change. Vowel inherent spectral change has been observed in speakers’ productions, and has also been found to have a substantial effect on listeners’ perception. In terms of acoustics, the traditional categorical distinction between monophthongs and diphthongs can be replaced by a gradient description of dynamic spectral patterns. This book includes chapters addressing various aspects of vowel inherent spectral change (VISC), including theoretical and experimental studies of the perceptually relevant aspects of VISC, the relationship between articulation (vocal-tract trajectories) and VISC, historical changes related VISC, cross-dialect, cross-language, and cross-age-group comparisons of VISC, the effects of VISC on second-language speech learning, and the use of VISC in forensic voice comparison.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Assmann, Peter F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Static and Dynamic Approaches to Vowel Perception

    Hillenbrand, James M.

    Pages 9-30

  • Theories of Vowel Inherent Spectral Change

    Morrison, Geoffrey Stewart

    Pages 31-47

  • Vowel Inherent Spectral Change in the Vowels of North American English

    Nearey, Terrance M.

    Pages 49-85

  • Dynamic Specification of Coarticulated Vowels

    Strange, Winifred (et al.)

    Pages 87-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vowel Inherent Spectral Change
Editors
  • Geoffrey Stewart Morrison
  • Peter F. Assmann
Series Title
Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14209-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14209-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14208-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43157-9
Series ISSN
2364-4915
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 286
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