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Aspects of voice quality in women

Abberton, E; (2002) Aspects of voice quality in women. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Speech Sciences, Seoul, Korea. (pp. 128 - 131). Korean Association of Speech Sciences (KASS): Seoul, Korea. Green open access

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Abstract

Voice quality is a multi-dimensional component of fluent speech determined both culturally and physiologically. This paper presents some results of a study of the voices of forty four 20-year-old female speakers of British English. Anechoic acoustic and electro-laryngograph recordings were made of a 2-minute read text, and analysed using Laryngograph® Speech Studio software to provide information on vocal fold contact ratios on the basis of ELG/EGG transconductance variation. These analyses can be related to the perceived breathiness of a voice. Fewer than half of the speakers (43%) had lower contact ratios at the upper end of their fundamental frequency ranges than at the lower end (correlating with a breathier voice at higher pitches); 25% of the speakers showed the opposite pattern, and for the remaining 32%, contact ratios varied symmetrically across the speaker’s voice pitch range.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Aspects of voice quality in women
Event: 1st International Conference on Speech Sciences (ICSS-2002): Measurement of Speech Sound Data and its Practical Application
Location: Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Dates: 2002-05-10 - 2002-05-11
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/117228
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