This thesis examines existing normalisation procedures against the background
of a theoretical model of inter-speaker formant variability, which
describes observed formant differences in three major categories: phonetic
variation, non-uniform variation, and uniform variation. A new
normalisation strategy based on this model is proposed which involves
the removal of uniform and non-uniform components of inter-speaker
variation in order to isolate phonetic variation. The nature of this...[Show more]
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