A model of speech production based on the acoustic relativity of the vocal tract

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A model is described in which the effects of articulatory movements to produce speech are generated by specifying relative acoustic events along a time axis. These events consist of directional changes of the vocal tract resonance frequencies that, when associated with a temporal event function, are transformed via acoustic sensitivity functions, into time-varying modulations of the vocal tract shape. Because the time course of the events may be considerably overlapped in time, coarticulatory effects are automatically generated. Production of sentence-level speech with the model is demonstrated with audio samples and vocal tract animations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2522-2528
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume146
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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A model of speech production based on the acoustic relativity of the vocal tract. / Story, Brad H.; Bunton, Kate.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 146, No. 4, 01.10.2019, p. 2522-2528.

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