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Using forced alignment for sociophonetic research on a minority language

Barth, Danielle; Grama, James; Gonzalez Ochoa, Simon; Travis, Catherine

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Until recently, large-scale phonetic analyses have been out of reach for under-documented languages, but with the advent of methodologies such as forced alignment, they have now become possible. This paper describes a methodology for applying forced alignment (using the Montreal Forced Aligner) to a speech corpus of Matukar Panau, a minority language spoken in Papua New Guinea. We obtained measurements for 68,785 vowel tokens, produced in both narrative and conversational data by 34 speakers....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-01-15
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/206364
Access Rights: Open Access

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