10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Voicing Profile of Polish Sonorants: [r] in Obstruent Clusters

J. Sieczkowska, Bernd Möbius, Antje Schweitzer, Michael Walsh, Grzegorz Dogil

Universität Stuttgart, Germany

This study aims at defining and analyzing voicing profile of Polish sonorant [r] showing the variability of its realizations depending on segmental and prosodic position. Voicing profile is defined as the frame-by-frame voicing status of a speech sound in continuous speech. Word-final devoicing of sonorants is shortly reviewed and analyzed in terms of the conducted corpus-based investigation. We used automatic tools to extract consonantsí features, F0 values and obtain voicing profile. The results show that liquid [r] devoice word and syllable finally, particularly with left voiceless stop context.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sieczkowska, J. / Möbius, Bernd / Schweitzer, Antje / Walsh, Michael / Dogil, Grzegorz (2009): "Voicing profile of Polish sonorants: [r] in obstruent clusters", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2319-2322.