Third European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Berlin, Germany
September 22-25, 1993


Phonetic Reduction Processes in Spontaneous Speech

L. Aguilar, B. Blecua, M. Machuca, R. Mann

Department de Filologia Espanyola, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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.

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Bibliographic reference.  Aguilar, L. / Blecua, B. / Machuca, M. / Mann, R. (1993): "Phonetic reduction processes in spontaneous speech", In EUROSPEECH'93, 433-436.