ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1992

Sex, dialects, and reduction

Dani Byrd

A set of phonetic studies based on analysis of the TIMIT speech database is presented which addresses topics relevant to the linguistic and speech recognition communities. Using a database methodological approach, these studies detail new results on the effect of speakers' sex and dialect region on pronunciation.1 This report concerns speaker-dependent effects on certain phonetic characteristics of speech often involved in reduction such as speech rate, stop releases, flapping, central vowels, non-canonical phonation type, syllabic consonants, and palatalization processes.

doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-271

Cite as: Byrd, D. (1992) Sex, dialects, and reduction. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992), 827-830, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1992-271

  author={Dani Byrd},
  title={{Sex, dialects, and reduction}},
  booktitle={Proc. 2nd International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1992)},