The phonetic profile of Korean formal and informal speech registers

@article{Winter2012ThePP,
  title={The phonetic profile of Korean formal and informal speech registers},
  author={Bodo Winter and Sven Grawunder},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={808-815}
}
In this exploratory sociophonetic study, we investigated the properties of formal and informal speech registers in Korean. We found that in formal speech, Korean male and female speakers lowered their average fundamental frequency and pitch range. The acoustic signal furthermore exhibited overall less variability, as evidenced by decreased fundamental frequency and intensity standard deviations, and decreased period and amplitude perturbations. Differences in speech registers affected Harmonics… CONTINUE READING