• Physics, Medicine
  • Published in
    The Journal of the Acoustical…
    1994
  • DOI:10.1121/1.408682

Acoustic correlates of [b] and [w] produced by normal young to elderly adults.

@article{Slawinski1994AcousticCO,
  title={Acoustic correlates of [b] and [w] produced by normal young to elderly adults.},
  author={Elzbieta B. Slawinski},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={
          2221-30
        }
}
Various studies indicate that temporal characteristics of articulated subphonemic segments and syllables change as a function of age. The purpose of the present study was to investigate age-related changes in the production of a phonetic contrast--in particular that of the stop consonant [b] versus the semivowel [w]. Thirty-nine subjects with normal hearing and belonging to three age groups (20-30, 50-60, 70-80 years old) were tested. Acoustic analyses of the recorded syllables [b alpha] and [w… CONTINUE READING

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