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It has been observed that preaspirated stops are produced in various southern Swedish dialects (Götaland). In this paper, a closer look has been taken at the geographic distribution of the occurrence of preaspirated stops and whether it is used to enhance quantity contrast.
This study aims to shed some light onto the relationship between the degree of hoarseness in children's voices observed at different times during a day in preschool and different aspects of their speech behaviour. Behavioural aspects include speech activity, phonation time, F0 variation, speech intensity and the relationship between speech intensity and… (More)
The spectral patterns in a signal obtained with an accelerometer microphone attached to the nose as an indicator for nasality in normal speech will be described for individual vowels. Simultaneously to that recording a film has been made with a fiberendoscope, showing the opening of the velar port to control for acoustic coupling of the oral and the nasal… (More)
This study addresses the question of whether L1-speakers of Vietnamese – a tone language – and L1-speakers of Somali – a language with tonal accents – differ in degree of accuracy when producing words that carry either of the two tonal accents in L2-Swedish. Some previous studies suggest that it is an advantage when discriminating between different tones in… (More)
The present investigation pursues the question whether the perceptual judgement of a child's voice to sound hoarse can be correlated to the degree of non-periodical sections in the signal, based on the lack of regular oscillation of the vocal folds. The results show that this is not the case: children with clearly hoarse voices produce a stable and… (More)
Two investigations of the fundamental frequency in Swedish feedback words are presented. The hypothesis that F0-patterns differ systematically for words signalling positive and negative feedback-i.e. agreement and disagreement with the utterance of the preceding speaker-cannot be confirmed from the investigated data of spontaneous dialogue in Swedish.… (More)