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F-pattern Analysis of Professional Imitations of "hallå" in three Swedish Dialects

Clermont, Frantz LU and Zetterholm, Elisabeth LU (2006) In Working Papers 52. p.25-28
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We describe preliminary results of an acoustic-phonetic study of voice imitations, which is ultimately aimed towards developing an explanatory approach to similar-sounding voices. Such voices are readily obtained by way of imitations, which were elicited by asking an adult-male, professional imitator to utter two tokens of the Swedish word “hallå” in a telephone-answering situation and three Swedish dialects (Gothenburg, Stockholm, Skania). Formant-frequency (F1, F2, F3, F4) patterns were measured at several landmarks of the main phonetic segments (‘a’, ‘l’, ‘å’), and cross-examined using the imitator’s token-averaged F-pattern and those obtained by imitation. The final ‘å’-segment seems to carry the bulk of differences across imitations,... (More)
We describe preliminary results of an acoustic-phonetic study of voice imitations, which is ultimately aimed towards developing an explanatory approach to similar-sounding voices. Such voices are readily obtained by way of imitations, which were elicited by asking an adult-male, professional imitator to utter two tokens of the Swedish word “hallå” in a telephone-answering situation and three Swedish dialects (Gothenburg, Stockholm, Skania). Formant-frequency (F1, F2, F3, F4) patterns were measured at several landmarks of the main phonetic segments (‘a’, ‘l’, ‘å’), and cross-examined using the imitator’s token-averaged F-pattern and those obtained by imitation. The final ‘å’-segment seems to carry the bulk of differences across imitations, and between the imitator’s patterns and those of his imitations. There is however a notable constancy in F1 and F2 from the ‘a’-segment nearly to the end of the ‘l’-segment, where the imitator seems to have had fewer degrees of articulatory freedom. (Less)
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F-pattern, voice imitation, dialect
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Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and Schötz, Susanne
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52
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25 - 28
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Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
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  author       = {Clermont, Frantz and Zetterholm, Elisabeth},
  editor       = {Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and Schötz, Susanne},
  keyword      = {F-pattern,voice imitation,dialect},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {25--28},
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  series       = {Working Papers},
  title        = {F-pattern Analysis of Professional Imitations of "hallå" in three Swedish Dialects},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2006},
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