Speech Prosody 2006

Dresden, Germany
May 2-5, 2006

Measuring Pitch with Historic Phonetic Devices

Dieter Mehnert, Rüdiger Hoffmann

Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Akustik und Sprachkommunikation, Dresden, Germany

Measuring pitch is one of the most important but also most difficult tasks in experimental phonetics. It is interesting to study how the difficulties have been solved in the times before the computer was introduced in the phonetic laboratories. In this paper, this is discussed using a number of exhibits of the acoustic-phonetic collection of the Dresden University. There will be a small exhibition of historic devices at the conference Speech Prosody 2006. This paper is intended to accompany the exhibition.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mehnert, Dieter / Hoffmann, Rüdiger (2006): "Measuring pitch with historic phonetic devices", In SP-2006, paper 139.