5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Japanese Forensic Phonetics: Non-Contemporaneous Within-Speaker Variation In Natural And Read-Out Speech

Yuko Kinoshita

Department of Linguistics (Faculty of Arts) and Japan Centre (Faculty of Asian studies), Australian National University, Australia

This paper aims to explore non-contemporaneous within-speaker variation of a Japanese male speaker, focusing on the difference between speech styles, viz.. natural speech and read-out speech. Recordings under forensic conditions are mostly of natural speech. A suspect[HEX 146]s recording to be compared are, however, sometimes read-out speech, but not natural speech, in order to obtain the similar phonological conditions to the original criminal speech. This paper aims to examine the validity of such a procedure.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kinoshita, Yuko (1998): "Japanese forensic phonetics: non-contemporaneous within-speaker variation in natural and read-out speech", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0652.