Third International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 2003)

Florence, Italy
December 10-12, 2003

An Investigation of the Speech Production

Jana Kleckova

Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic

Processing spontaneous speech deals with problems that are influenced by the several facts. This paper reports an investigation of the production of real and non-words in two normal speaker groups. Group 1 consists of 10 young people - 5 women and 5 men (mean age 23 years) and group 2 consists of 5 older women and 5 older men (mean age 52 years). The speech material used in study consisted of two repetitions of 10 real, 10 pseudo-real and 10 non-words. The speech data were subsequently digitized (16 KHz) and the following were measured: response latency, utterance duration and duration. The results are presented and discussed within a dual-route model of speech production.

Index Terms. Spontaneous speech, phonetic and phonological representation, direct and indirect route

Full Paper (reprinted with permission from Firenze University Press)

Bibliographic reference.  Kleckova, Jana (2003): "An investigation of the speech production", In MAVEBA-2003, 91-93.