ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

On perception of word-based local speech rate in Japanese without focusing attention

Makoto Hiroshige, Kantaro Suzuki, Kenji Araki, Koji Tochinai

Fundamental investigations about differential limen (DL) for word-based speech rate variations in Japanese are described. We carry out auditory tests with stimuli made by equally lengthening or shortening a duration of a word in a sentence. We set up the experiments to diffuse the subjectsÂ’ focus of attention. When the focus is diffused, the DL value of acceleration increases in several cases. The obtained DLs are 18.9 msec/mora for acceleration and 26.5 msec/mora for deceleration.


Cite as: Hiroshige, M., Suzuki, K., Araki, K., Tochinai, K. (2000) On perception of word-based local speech rate in Japanese without focusing attention. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 3, 255-258

@inproceedings{hiroshige00_icslp,
  author={Makoto Hiroshige and Kantaro Suzuki and Kenji Araki and Koji Tochinai},
  title={{On perception of word-based local speech rate in Japanese without focusing attention}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 3, 255-258}
}