ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Strategies of vowel reduction - a speaker-dependent phenomenon

Christina Widera

In natural speech, a lot of inter- and intra-subject variation in the realisation of vowels is found. Perception experiments show that listeners can discriminate speaker-independent levels of vowel reduction. The question is whether all speakers used the same acoustic cues for signalling reduction levels. The acoustic realisation of reduction levels of the vowels [u:], [i:], and [a:] of three speakers were tested for their separability and their predictability using linear discriminant analysis, support vector machines, and artificial neural networks. The results indicate a speaker-dependent realisation of vowel reduction.


Cite as: Widera, C. (2000) Strategies of vowel reduction - a speaker-dependent phenomenon. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 552-555

@inproceedings{widera00_icslp,
  author={Christina Widera},
  title={{Strategies of vowel reduction - a speaker-dependent phenomenon}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 552-555}
}