ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

On-line formant shifting as a function of F0

Kateřina Chládková, Paul Boersma, Václav Jonáš Podlipský

We investigate whether there is a within-speaker effect of a higher F0 on the values of the first and the second formant. When asked to speak at a high F0, speakers turn out to raise their formants as well. In the F1 dimension this effect is greater for women than for men. We conclude that while a general formant raising effect might be due to the physiology of a high F0 (i.e. raised larynx and shorter vocal tract), a plausible explanation for the gender-dependent size of the effect can only be found in the undersampling hypothesis.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-164

Cite as: Chládková, K., Boersma, P., Podlipský, V.J. (2009) On-line formant shifting as a function of F0. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 464-467, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-164

  author={Kateřina Chládková and Paul Boersma and Václav Jonáš Podlipský},
  title={{On-line formant shifting as a function of F0}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},