Prosodic boundaries in alaryngeal speech.

  title={Prosodic boundaries in alaryngeal speech.},
  author={M A J van Rossum and Hugo Quen{\'e} and Sieb G. Nooteboom},
  journal={Clinical linguistics & phonetics},
  volume={22 3},
Alaryngeal speakers (speakers in whom the larynx has been removed) have inconsistent control over acoustic parameters such as F(0) and duration. This study investigated whether proficient tracheoesophageal and oesophageal speakers consistently convey phrase boundaries. It was further investigated if these alaryngeal speakers used the same hierarchy of acoustic boundary cues that is found in normal speakers. A perception experiment revealed that listeners identified prosodic boundaries less… CONTINUE READING

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