5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

The Initial Time Span of Auditory Processing used for Speaker Attribution of the Speech Signal

V. V. Lublinskaja, Christian Sappok

Pavlov Institute of Physiology, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Research on the temporal organisation of speech perception is focussed mostly on the linguistic categories of the input. What is the role of non-grammatical categories for this processes? What kind of mechanisms integrate both kinds of features within the online process of perception? Individual voice qualities and the position of the sentence within the text were chosen to test the time interval where decisions as to speaker belongingness are made. The results favour a model with a relatively fixed time span within which a familiar voice or a deviation from an inherent context expectancy are detected.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lublinskaja, V. V. / Sappok, Christian (1997): "The initial time Span of auditory processing used for speaker attribution of the speech signal", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2803-2806.