The bilingual voice: Vocal characteristics when speaking two languages across speech tasks

@inproceedings{Lee2017TheBV,
  title={The bilingual voice: Vocal characteristics when speaking two languages across speech tasks},
  author={Binna Lee and Diana Van Lancker Sidtis},
  year={2017}
}
The present study compares vocal parameters in bilinguals’ use of two languages across different speech tasks, in order to examine whether language selection and task type will manifest different outcomes. Korean-English (KE) and Mandarin-English (ME) speakers performed three speech tasks – a reading passage, a monologue, and a picture description – in their two spoken languages. Fundamental frequency (F0), F0 variability, intensity, and speaking rate were measured. Results yielded an effect of… CONTINUE READING

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