Acoustical Analysis and Physiological Parameters

  • Louis Boves


Speech is produced by complex movements of the articulators, which are known to be extremely complex structures themselves. Moreover, many articulators are not accessible for direct observation of their behavior. Some articulators can be monitored in principle, but only by means of invasive recording techniques like photoglottography or hooked wire EMG electrodes, or by other possibly dangerous techniques like cineradiography. For these reasons speech researchers have got used to the necessity to try to infer behaviors of articulators that cannot be observed directly from indirect measurements. Such inferences are crucially dependent on the way in which we think that underlying behaviors and measurable phenomena are related. An other, somewhat more formal way to formulate this dependence is to say that the inferences are based on models.


Speech Signal Speech Production Vocal Tract Acoustical Analysis Pitch Period 
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