Accession Number:

ADA533262

Title:

Acoustic and Linguistic Interdependencies of Irregular Phonation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

In this work, we have investigated the frequency and structure of irregular phonation, the acoustic characteristics of the TIMIT Acoustic-Phonetic Speech Corpus, and relationships between these two groups. We show that characteristics of irregular phonation are positively correlated with several of our potential predictors including pitch and power variance. Finally, we demonstrate that these correlations lead to a model with the potential to predict the occurrence and properties of irregular phonation.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE