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MID-FRONT VOWELS ? FORMANTS ANALYSIS OF HESITATION DISFLUENCIES IN SPONTANEOUS HEBREW

@inproceedings{SilberVarod2015MIDFRONTV,
  title={MID-FRONT VOWELS ? FORMANTS ANALYSIS OF HESITATION DISFLUENCIES IN SPONTANEOUS HEBREW},
  author={Vered Silber-Varod and A. Weiss and Noam Amir},
  year={2015}
}
This study attempts to characterize the timbre of the default type of hesitation disfluency (HD) in Israeli Hebrew: the mid-front vowel /e/. For this purpose, we analysed the frequencies of the first three formants, F1, F2, and F3, of hundreds of HD pronunciations taken from The Corpus of Spoken Israeli Hebrew (COSIH). We also compared the formant values with two former studies that were carried out on the vowel /e/ in fluent speech. The findings show that, in general, elongated word-final… 
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