Vowel normalisation : an interface between acoustic and linguistic descriptions of speaker characteristics in Australian English
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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