Search for dissertations about: "Phonetics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 swedish dissertations containing the word Phonetics.

  1. 1. Forensic comparison of voices, speech and speakers : tools and methods in forensic phonetics

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg

    Author : Jonas Lindh; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; forensic phonetics; automatic voice recognition; disputed utterance; speech; language technology; phonetics;

    Abstract : This thesis has three main objectives. The first objective (A) includes Study I, which investigates the parameter fundamental frequency (F0) and its robustness in different acoustic contexts by using different measures. READ MORE

  2. 2. Prosodic Phrasing in Spontaneous Swedish

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Petra Hansson; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; intonation.; spontaneous speech; optimality theory; prominence; grouping; phrasing; Southern Swedish; Swedish; speech planning; speech production; speech perception; prosody; phonology; phonetics; Fonetik; fonologi;

    Abstract : One of the most important functions of prosody is to divide the flow of speech into chunks. The chunking, or prosodic phrasing, of speech plays an important role in both the production and perception of speech. READ MORE

  3. 3. A grammar of Jahai

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Niclas Burenhult; [2002]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; Chinese; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; expressives; argument; agreement; syntax; modality; Aktionsart; aspect; nominalisation; unitisation; reduplication; cliticisation; affixation; derivational morphology; prestopped nasals; phonology; vowel nasality; Malaysia; endangered languages; Austroasiatic; Mon-Khmer; Jahai; Aslian; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik; Phonetics; Fonetik; fonologi;

    Abstract : Jahai, a language belonging to the Aslian branch of the Mon-Khmer language family, is spoken by a group of about 1,000 hunter-gatherers in the montane rainforests of northern Peninsular Malaysia. Drawing on linguistic data collected in the field, the present dissertation is a study of the grammar of Jahai. READ MORE

  4. 4. Phonetic Imitation, Accent, and the Learner

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Duncan Markham; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; sociolinguistics; talent; language acquisition; phonetics; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work is concerned with the acquisition of the phonetic characteristics of languages and dialects, and with the issue of learner talent or individual achievement in learning second languages. Following a survey of the literature on language learning limits, it is argued that the concentration on group trends in most of the existing literature, whilst convenient, serves more to obscure the reasons for the difficulties experienced by most non-child language learners than to explain them. READ MORE

  5. 5. Perception, Analysis and Synthesis of Speaker Age

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Susanne Schötz; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; phonology; perceptual cues; speaker age; automatic speaker recognition; acoustic analysis; acoustic correlates; data-driven; Phonetics; formant synthesis; Fonetik; fonologi; Technological sciences; Teknik;

    Abstract : Speaker age is an important paralinguistic feature in speech which has to be considered in the study of phonetic variation. Knowledge about this feature may be used to improve speech technology applications, e.g. automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis. READ MORE