Syllable prominence: a matter of vocal effort, phonetic distinct-ness and top-down processing

  title={Syllable prominence: a matter of vocal effort, phonetic distinct-ness and top-down processing},
  author={Anders Eriksson and Gunilla C. Thunberg and Hartmut Traunmller},
In this experiment, subjects had to rate the “prominence” of each of the syllables of 20 versions of the same utterance produced by men, women and children at various levels of vocal effort. The ratings were correlated with measurements of the SPL of the fundamental, spectral emphasis, vowel duration, F0max and F0 rise from the previous syllable. Together with ratings of the perceived vocal effort at which the utterances had been produced, these measurements were used to obtain the possible… CONTINUE READING
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