Discrimination of five voice qualities and prediction to perceptual ratings

Pittam J. (1987) Discrimination of five voice qualities and prediction to perceptual ratings. Phonetica, 44 1: 38-49. doi:10.1159/000261778


Author Pittam J.
Title Discrimination of five voice qualities and prediction to perceptual ratings
Journal name Phonetica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-8388
Publication date 1987
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000261778
Volume 44
Issue 1
Start page 38
End page 49
Total pages 12
Subject 1203 Design Practice and Management
3102 Acoustics and Ultrasonics
3310 Linguistics and Language
Abstract A series of acoustic measures based on the long-term average spectrum were developed to discriminate five voice qualities. These were breathy voice, creaky voice, nasal voice, tense voice and whispery voice. A preliminary study first tested the effectiveness of a series of ‘qual–Hertz’ intervals in terms of their ability to discriminate the five voice types. The best of these was then compared to Bark and Mel intervals, using discriminant analysis. The most effective discriminators were shown to be the 1.5-Bark and 200-Mel intervals. The significant discriminators in ail the discriminant analyses were then used to predict expert perceptual ratings of the voice qualities. All measures developed successfully predicted to all the voice types except nasal voice.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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