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Speaker individuality in the durational characteristics of voiced intervals: the case of chinese bi-dialectal speakers


Zhang, Yu; He, Lei; Dellwo, Volker (2019). Speaker individuality in the durational characteristics of voiced intervals: the case of chinese bi-dialectal speakers. In: International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne/Australia, 5 August 2019 - 9 August 2019, 3075-3079.

Abstract

Temporal organizations of the speech signal are highly individual among speakers of the same language. In the present study, we looked at speech production of bi-dialectal speakers using two varieties of the same language. We aimed at testing whether speaker-specific temporal features present in one dialect remain in another dialect of the same speaker. 20 sentences and one passage in both Mandarin and Danyang Dialect of 14 bi-dialectal speakers were recorded. We measured between- speaker variability of the percentage of voiced interval duration (percentVO) in both dialect conditions using linear mixed effect models. Results revealed that speakers exhibited distinct between- speaker variability when dialect variability and style variability were introduced. However, within-speaker variability was also present and the magnitude of the variability differences varied among different speakers and in different speaking styles. Findings of the current study are particularly relevant for forensic voice comparison tasks when a mismatch in speaking languages in trace and suspect materials is present.

Abstract

Temporal organizations of the speech signal are highly individual among speakers of the same language. In the present study, we looked at speech production of bi-dialectal speakers using two varieties of the same language. We aimed at testing whether speaker-specific temporal features present in one dialect remain in another dialect of the same speaker. 20 sentences and one passage in both Mandarin and Danyang Dialect of 14 bi-dialectal speakers were recorded. We measured between- speaker variability of the percentage of voiced interval duration (percentVO) in both dialect conditions using linear mixed effect models. Results revealed that speakers exhibited distinct between- speaker variability when dialect variability and style variability were introduced. However, within-speaker variability was also present and the magnitude of the variability differences varied among different speakers and in different speaking styles. Findings of the current study are particularly relevant for forensic voice comparison tasks when a mismatch in speaking languages in trace and suspect materials is present.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
06 Faculty of Arts > Center for Linguistics
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Language
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:9 August 2019
Deposited On:05 Dec 2019 09:52
Last Modified:05 Dec 2019 09:53
Publisher:s.n.
OA Status:Green

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