Articulatory Consequences of Vocal Effort Elicitation Method

Elísabet Eir Cortes, Marcin Włodarczak, Juraj Simko

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Abstract

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 publicationProceedings of Interspeech 2018
Number of pages5
PublisherISCA
Publication date6 Sep 2018
Pages1521-1525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInterspeech 2018 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 2 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
Conference number: 19

Publication series

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

Fields of Science

  • 6121 Languages

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Eir Cortes, E., Włodarczak, M., & Simko, J. (2018). Articulatory Consequences of Vocal Effort Elicitation Method. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2018 (pp. 1521-1525). (Interspeech). ISCA. https://doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1038
Eir Cortes, Elísabet ; Włodarczak, Marcin ; Simko, Juraj. / Articulatory Consequences of Vocal Effort Elicitation Method. Proceedings of Interspeech 2018. ISCA, 2018. pp. 1521-1525 (Interspeech).
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Eir Cortes, E, Włodarczak, M & Simko, J 2018, Articulatory Consequences of Vocal Effort Elicitation Method. in Proceedings of Interspeech 2018. Interspeech, ISCA, pp. 1521-1525, Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India, 02/09/2018. https://doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1038

Articulatory Consequences of Vocal Effort Elicitation Method. / Eir Cortes, Elísabet; Włodarczak, Marcin; Simko, Juraj.

Proceedings of Interspeech 2018. ISCA, 2018. p. 1521-1525 (Interspeech).

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Eir Cortes E, Włodarczak M, Simko J. Articulatory Consequences of Vocal Effort Elicitation Method. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2018. ISCA. 2018. p. 1521-1525. (Interspeech). https://doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1038