Maximum speed of pitch change and how it may relate to speech.

  • Yi Xu, Xuejing Sun
  • Published 2002 in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America


How fast speakers can change pitch voluntarily is potentially an important articulatory constraint for speech production. Previous attempts at assessing the maximum speed of pitch change have helped improve understanding of certain aspects of pitch production in speech. However, since only "response time"--time needed to complete the middle 75% of a pitch… (More)


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