Articulatory Consequences of Vocal Effort Elicitation Method

Elisabet Eir Cortes, Marcin Włodarczak, Juraj Simko

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Articulatory features from two datasets, Slovak and Swedish, were compared to see whether different methods of eliciting loud speech (ambient noise vs visually presented loudness target) result in different articulatory behavior. The features studied were temporal and kinematic characteristics of lip separation within the closing and opening gestures of bilabial consonants, and of the tongue body movement from /i/ to /a/ through a bilabial consonant. The results indicate larger hyper- articulation in the speech elicited with visually presented target. While individual articulatory strategies are evident, the speaker groups agree on increasing the kinematic features equally within each gesture in response to the increased vocal effort. Another concerted strategy is keeping the tongue response at a minimum, presumably to preserve acoustic prerequisites necessary for the adequate vowel identity. While the method of visually presented loudness target elicits larger span of vocal effort, the two elicitation methods achieve comparable consistency per loudness conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2018) : Speech Research for Emerging Markets in Multilingual Societies
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationBaixas
Publication date6 Sep 2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-7221-9
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association: Interspeech 2018 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 2 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
Conference number: 19

Publication series

PublisherInternational Speech Communications Association
ISSN (Print)2308-457X
ISSN (Electronic)1990-9772

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