Search for dissertations about: "phonetic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 51 swedish dissertations containing the word phonetic.

  1. 1. Phonological Quantity in Swedish Dialects : Typological Aspects, Phonetic Variation and Diachronic Change

    Author : Felix Schaeffler; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Swedish dialects; phonological quantity; vowel and consonant duration; cluster analysis; linguistic typology; phonetic variation; diachronic change; Phonetics; Fonetik;

    Abstract : This study investigates the realisation of phonological quantity in the dialects of Modern Swedish, based on a corpus containing recordings from 86 locations in Sweden and the Swedishspeaking parts of Finland. The corpus was recorded as part of the national SweDia project.The study is explorative in character. READ MORE

  2. 2. Disfluency in Swedish human–human and human–machine travel booking dialogues

    Author : Robert Eklund; Lars Ahrenberg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Speech; Speech disorders; Speech intelligibility; Speech perception; Computer linguistics; phonetic; Man-computer-interaction; Computational linguistics; Datorlingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis studies disfluency in spontaneous Swedish speech, i.e., the occurrence of hesitation phenomena like eh, öh, truncated words, repetitions and repairs, mispronunciations, truncated words and so on. READ MORE

  3. 3. On Speech-to-Text Alignment, Phonetic Labeling, and Recursive Signal Processing

    Author : Åke Andersson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : phonetic labeling; recursive algorithms; adaptive algorithms; speech-to-text alignment; dynamic programming; time-varying systems; subspace tracking; time-alignment; parameter estimation; time-warping;

    Abstract : Speech data-bases are an important issue in the study of speech communication. In particular, time-aligned and phonetically labeled speech data-bases are useful during the design of applications such as speech recognizers. The time-alignment and labeling of the speech data is traditionally done manually. READ MORE

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

    Author : Duncan Markham; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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. Mother tongue - Phonetic Aspects of Infant-Directed Speech

    Author : Ulla Sundberg; Anne Fernald; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; infant-directed speech; language acquisition; mother-infant interaction; Phonetics; Fonetik; Phonetics; fonetik;

    Abstract : Phonetic aspects of mother-infant interaction are discussed in light of a functionalist Mother-infant phonetic interaction (MIPhI) model. Adults addressing infants typically use a speech style (infant-directed speech, IDS) characterized by, for instance, extensive suprasegmental (prosodic) modulations. READ MORE