Phonetic analysis of the speaking styles can involve the study of the differences in the manifestation of phonetic processes. The aim of this work is to observe and classify low-level reduction processes affecting consonants by means of an acoustic and auditive analysis of a sample of spontaneous speech in Spanish. A continuum of articulatory reduction arises out of the data. Moreover, the acoustic behaviour of the processes helps to establish differences between speaking styles.
Bibliographic reference. Aguilar, L. / Blecua, B. / Machuca, M. / Mann, R. (1993): "Phonetic reduction processes in spontaneous speech", In EUROSPEECH'93, 433-436.