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Speaker identification based on speech rhythm: the case of bilinguals


Dellwo, Volker; Schmid, Stephan; Leemann, Adrian; Kolly, Marie-José; Müller, Mathias (2012). Speaker identification based on speech rhythm: the case of bilinguals. In: Perspectives on Rhythm and Timing (PoRT), Glasgow/Scotland, 19 July 2012 - 21 July 2012.

Abstract

Voices are highly individual. The present study investigated how temporal characteristics of speech can contribute to speaker individuality for the same speaker speaking in different languages. By now there is a large body of evidence showing that measures based on temporal characteristics of consonantal and vocalic interval durations show drastic within language variability that is to a high degree a result of between speaker variability ([1], [2], [4]). Here we present results from an experiment on L2 and bilingual Italian/German speakers. Our assumption was that if speaker idiosyncratic rhythmic characteristics exist, then they should be present across utterances from different languages produced by the same speaker.

Voices are highly individual. The present study investigated how temporal characteristics of speech can contribute to speaker individuality for the same speaker speaking in different languages. By now there is a large body of evidence showing that measures based on temporal characteristics of consonantal and vocalic interval durations show drastic within language variability that is to a high degree a result of between speaker variability ([1], [2], [4]). Here we present results from an experiment on L2 and bilingual Italian/German speakers. Our assumption was that if speaker idiosyncratic rhythmic characteristics exist, then they should be present across utterances from different languages produced by the same speaker.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
Language:English
Event End Date:21 July 2012
Deposited On:05 Aug 2015 08:26
Last Modified:11 Aug 2016 12:01
Publisher:s.n.
Funders:Swiss National Science Foundation
Related URLs:http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/research/fundedresearchprojects/rhythmsinscotland/ (Organisation)
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-111811

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