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Identifying children’s dialect from isolated words
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology.
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of Fonetik 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report describes a pilot study investigating whether adult listeners are able to identify the dialect of child speakers from the recordings of isolated words. The recorded children are either speaking a Stockholm dialect or a Scanian dialect. Despite low agreement between the nine adult listeners, the results show that adult listeners can indeed identify dialect even in isolated short words, and that some features in the word make them more revealing of dialect than others. For example, dialect is identified correctly more often in bisyllabic words than in monosyllabic words, suggesting that intonation is a strong cue to dialect identification.

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Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012.
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Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109386OAI: diva2:581727
Fonetik 2012

tmh_import_13_01_02, tmh_id_3776 QC 20130530

Available from: 2013-01-02 Created: 2013-01-02 Last updated: 2013-05-30Bibliographically approved

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