ISCA Archive PPST 1991
ISCA Archive PPST 1991

Phonatory correlates of speaking style

Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Christer Gobl

Subtle variations in phonatory quality may reveal aspects of the speaker's mood and attitude, and are thus an important aspect of speaking style. This paper illustrates current research being carried out by the authors on the correlates of a range of such voice quality differences. The qualities looked at include modal, breathy, whispery, tense, lax and creaky voice, following the description of Laver (1980). The principle analysis method involved inverse filtering of the speech waveform. In order to quantify the voice source differences, a four parameter source model (the LF model) was matched to the inverse filtered waveform. Spectral analysis yielded complementary information.

Cite as: Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C. (1991) Phonatory correlates of speaking style. Proc. ESCA Workshop on Phonetics and Phonology of Speaking Styles, paper 043

  author={Ailbhe {Ní Chasaide} and Christer Gobl},
  title={{Phonatory correlates of speaking style}},
  booktitle={Proc. ESCA Workshop on Phonetics and Phonology of Speaking Styles},
  pages={paper 043}