Fourth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Madrid, Spain
September 18-21, 1995

Dialect Specific Features of Australian English Diphthongs in Spontaneous Speech

Santha Sampath

Department of Computer Science, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of NSW, Canberra, Australia

In this paper we describe similarities and differences in the formant trajectories of Australian English diphthongs /OX/, /ai/ and /IB/ in "boy", "buy" and "here" in two dialects, one spoken by native speakers of Australian English and another spoken by Tamil migrants living in Australia. This contrastive analysis conducted in f1-f2 plane lend support to the view ([5],[6]) that non-native speakers tend to approach native speaker's certain sound with longer exposure to the target dialect.

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Bibliographic reference.  Sampath, Santha (1995): "Dialect specific features of australian English diphthongs in spontaneous speech", In EUROSPEECH-1995, 1929-1932.