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Speaker-idiosyncrasy in pausing behavior: Evidence from a cross-linguistic study


Kolly, Marie-José; Leemann, Adrian; Boula de Mareüil, Philippe; Dellwo, Volker (2015). Speaker-idiosyncrasy in pausing behavior: Evidence from a cross-linguistic study. In: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 10 August 2015 - 14 August 2015. International Phonetic Association, 294.

Abstract

Phoneticians study acoustic speech signals. But what about the aspects of speech where the signal is silent? The present study investigated speakers’ pausing behavior in their native and non-native speech. Pausing measures were applied in order to study between-speaker and within-speaker variability, where within-speaker variability was introduced by recording speakers in their native Zurich German, and in their second languages English and French. Results showed that pausing measures in the form of pause numbers and pause durations are speaker-specific. Furthermore, this speaker-specificity became evident across different languages. Results are discussed in the context of forensic voice comparison.

Abstract

Phoneticians study acoustic speech signals. But what about the aspects of speech where the signal is silent? The present study investigated speakers’ pausing behavior in their native and non-native speech. Pausing measures were applied in order to study between-speaker and within-speaker variability, where within-speaker variability was introduced by recording speakers in their native Zurich German, and in their second languages English and French. Results showed that pausing measures in the form of pause numbers and pause durations are speaker-specific. Furthermore, this speaker-specificity became evident across different languages. Results are discussed in the context of forensic voice comparison.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Language Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:14 August 2015
Deposited On:08 Feb 2017 16:29
Last Modified:02 Apr 2024 09:22
Publisher:International Phonetic Association
Series Name:Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
ISSN:0301-3162
ISBN:978-0-85261-941-4
Funders:Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/icphs-proceedings/ICPhS2015/Papers/ICPHS0294.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.icphs2015.info (Organisation)
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  • : Project TitleSchweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung