Search for dissertations about: "Phonetics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 swedish dissertations containing the word Phonetics.

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

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Susanne Schötz; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [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

  2. 2. Lexical and Acoustic Modelling of Swedish Prosody

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Johan Frid; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; phonology; Phonetics; stress; dialects; Swedish; word accents; letter-to-sound; text-to-speech; modelling; intonation; prosody; speech technology; Fonetik; fonologi; Scandinavian languages and literature; Nordiska språk språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : Prosody and intonation are very important ingredients of human speech. In speech technology, text-to-speech (TTS) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems must incorporate prosodic models in order to reach acceptable performances. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rhythm and Intonation in Halh Mongolian

    University dissertation from Studentlitteratur AB

    Author : Anastasia Karlsson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Jämförande lingvistik; typology; Comparative linguistics; rhythm; prosodi; syllabification; Mongolian; Linguistics; Allmän språkvetenskap Lingvistik; Phonetics; phonology; fonologi; Fonetik; språktypologi; Finno-Ugrian and Altaic languages; Finsk-ugriska och altaiska språk;

    Abstract : This dissertation provides the first comprehensive account of the prosody of Halh (Khalkha) Mongolian as spoken in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of the Republic of Mongolia. The phonological description is based on acoustic analysis of speech data collected from nine Mongolian-speakers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nasals and Nasalisation in Speech Production with Special Emphasis on Methodology and Osaka Japanese

    University dissertation from Studentlitteratur AB

    Author : Mechtild Tronnier; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Mora Nasal; Osaka Japanese; Nasalisation; Nasals; Phonetics; Speech Production; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : Nasal speech sounds occur in most of the languages of the world. Two goals concerning nasalisation in speech were pursued in the studies presented in this volume. READ MORE

  5. 5. Nuclear Intonation in Swedish : Evidence from Experimental-Phonetic Studies and a Comparison with German

    University dissertation from Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

    Author : Gilbert Ambrazaitis; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; parallel encoding; contrastive topic; new information; given information; focus; information structure; pragmatics; nucleus; sentence accent; prosody; word accent; F0; early peak; perception; reaction time;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates Swedish intonation patterns and their interaction with word accent realisation in various pragmatic conditions, using German as a reference language. The point of departure is the wide-spread assumption that Swedish, as a language with a tonal word accent distinction, has a considerably smaller repertoire of nuclear intonation contours than German and other so-called intonation languages. READ MORE