15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Acoustic Correlates of the IPA Vowel Diagram

Hartmut R. Pfitzinger

University of Munich, Germany

This study investigates the relationship between the acoustic features of short steady-state vowels and perceived vowel quality, and describes formulae that estimate perceived vowel quality from the speech signal and vice versa. A subsequent evaluation showed these formulae to be more exact than the individual judgements of eight out of ten trained phoneticians.

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Bibliographic reference.  Pfitzinger, Hartmut R. (2003): "Acoustic correlates of the IPA vowel diagram", In ICPhS-15, 1441-1444.