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  • P Hoole
  • 1999
A hybrid PARAFAC and principal-component model of tongue configuration in vowel production is presented, using a corpus of German vowels in multiple consonant contexts (fleshpoint data for seven speakers at two speech rates from electromagnetic articulography). The PARAFAC approach is attractive for explicitly separating speaker-independent and(More)
The tense and lax vowels of German were compared, based on an analysis of the duration, amplitude and velocity characteristics of lip and tongue movement. This study examined firstly whether they show different patterns of compression over changes in speech rate, and secondly whether velocity profiles would reveal evidence of different underlying control(More)
Velar consonants often show an elliptical pattern of tongue movement in symmetrical vowel contexts, but the forces responsible for this remain unclear. We here consider the role of overpressure (increased intraoral air pressure) behind the constriction by examining how movement patterns are modified when speakers change from an egressive to ingressive(More)
Cricothryroid activity was investigated in 3 German speakers. Aims were (1) to clarify activity for voiceless consonants, (2) to determine whether lax vowels have higher activity than tense vowels, and (3) to compare anterior and posterior insertions in the muscle. Results: (1) Clearly higher CT activity for voiceless than voiced consonants, but often(More)
A B S T R A C T This study investigates prosodic planning in a reading task in German. We analyse how the utterance length and syntactic complexity of an upcoming sentence affect two acoustic parameters (pause duration and the initial fundamental frequency peak) and two respiratory parameters (inhalation depth and inhalation duration). Two experiments were(More)
The PARAFAC method of factor analysis was used to investigate patterns of tongue shaping in a corpus of 15 German vowels spoken in 3 consonant contexts by 7 speakers at 2 speech rates, using data from electromagnetic articulography. A two-factor model was extracted, giving a succinct, speaker-independent characterization of the German vowel space and of(More)