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A Study on the Male Vowel Formants of the Korean Corpus of Spontaneous Speech  

Kim, Soonok (영남대학교 영어영문학과)
Yoon, Kyuchul (영남대학교 영어영문학과)
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Phonetics and Speech Sciences / v.7, no.2, 2015 , pp. 95-102 More about this Journal
The purpose of this paper is to extract the vowel formants of the ten adult male speakers in their twenties and thirties from the Korean Corpus of Spontaneous Speech [4], also known as the Seoul corpus, and to analyze them by comparing to earlier works on the Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech [1] in terms of the various linguistic factors that are expected to affect the formant distribution. The vowels extracted from the Korean corpus were also compared to those of the read Korean. The results showed that the distribution of the vowel formants from the Korean corpus was very different from that of read Korean speech. The comparison with English corpus and read English speech showed similar patterns. The factors affecting the Korean vowel formants were the interviewer sex, the location of the target vowel or the syllable containing it with respect to the phrasal word or utterance and the speech rate of the surrounding words.
Korean corpus; spontaneous speech; vowel formants; male; Seoul corpus;
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