Effects of intra-phrase position on acceptability of changes in segmental duration in sentence speech

Makiko Muto, Hiroaki Kato, Minoru Tsuzaki, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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Abstract

Perceptual evaluation experiments were carried out on the acceptability of segmental duration change in a sentence. The intraphrase positional effects were systematically analyzed using synthesized speech stimuli in which one of the vowel segments was either lengthened or shortened. Statistical analyses showed that acceptability degradation due to duration changes was greater at the initial and medial positions than at the final position in a phrase. Further perceptual experiments suggested that the factors of speaking rate and breath grouping affected the variability of the intraphrase positional effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages761-764
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 - Denver, United States
Duration: 2002 Sep 162002 Sep 20

Other

Other7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period02/9/1602/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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    Muto, M., Kato, H., Tsuzaki, M., & Sagisaka, Y. (2002). Effects of intra-phrase position on acceptability of changes in segmental duration in sentence speech. In 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 (pp. 761-764). International Speech Communication Association.