5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Laryngeal Movements and Speech Rate: An X-Ray investigation

Béatrice Vaxelaire, Rudolph Sock

Institut de Phonétique-Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

This is an investigation on the production of VCV sequences with special emphasis on the displacement of the unit larynx-hyoid bone. X-ray data obtained for two subjects at two speaking rates show: that there is a positive correlation between the displacement of the larynx and that of the hyoid bone; that larynx position is lower for high vowels compared with their lower counterparts; that the larynx adopts a higher initial position in fast speech. Varying speech rate allows to uncover robust laryngeal trajectories underlying the production of these VCV sequences.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vaxelaire, Béatrice / Sock, Rudolph (1997): "Laryngeal movements and speech rate: an x-ray investigation", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 1039-1042.