Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
October 16-20, 2000
Acoustic and Perceptual Properties of English Fricatives
Allard Jongman (1), Yue Wang (2), Joan Sereno (1)
(1) Linguistics Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
This study presents a comparative analysis of acoustic and
perceptual cues to place of articulation in English fricatives.
Acoustic parameters investigated include spectral peak location,
spectral moments, locus equations, F2 onset, overall noise
amplitude, relative amplitude, and fricative noise duration.
Perception data were collected for isolated fricatives and fricativevowel
syllables. The present study investigates which acoustic
parameters can account for the perceptual data. Relating the
acoustic and perception data by means of regression analysis
suggests that spectral peak location, noise amplitude, and relative
amplitude are the primary cues to perception of place of
articulation in English fricatives.
(2) Department of Linguistics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, ISA
Jongman, Allard / Wang, Yue / Sereno, Joan (2000):
"Acoustic and perceptual properties of English fricatives",
In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 536-539.