International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA 1999)

Florence, Italy
September 1-3, 1999

Individual Differences in Speaker Idiosyncrasies on Phonetic Regularities of Bilingual Subjects

A. Aguilar, M. C. Diego, E. Sanchez-Lancis

University of Barcelona, Dep. de Personalidad, Barcelona, Spain

Previous studies have researched the possibility of studying the speaker idiosyncrasies on phonetic regularities, by means of temporal parameters like the segmental duration. In Spain we have an official language for all State, Castilian or Spanish language, and various community languages; Catalan language is the language of Catalonia, but people of Catalonia is bilingual. Besides, people of different communities in general have different accent and emphasis for the same language, and different manners to say the same phonetic regularities, which are similar in the largest part of people of each community, like as the duration of vowels and consonants, but also there are particularities in the talk of each person. We analyse the phonetic regularities of the Spanish and Catalan languages and, after we describe the common manner of the phonetics regularities of the bilingual people in both languages. Finally we describe the idiosyncrasies of each person in both languages.

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Bibliographic reference.  Aguilar, A. / Diego, M. C. / Sanchez-Lancis, E. (1999): "Individual differences in speaker idiosyncrasies on phonetic regularities of bilingual subjects", In MAVEBA-1999, 163-170.