An acoustic comparison between American English and Australian English vowels

Kimiko Tsukada*

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Abstract

Five vowels/i, ϵ, æ,α (or α), u/ in isolated /CVC/ words produced by 7 American English (AmE) and 6 Australian English (AusE) talkers were examined with a view to documenting acoustic-phonetic similarities and differences between the two accent types. The effect of Accent was significant on all vowels for at least one of the first two formants. The AusE vowel space was much more compressed relative to the AmE vowel space. In both varieties, however, within-category clustering was quite good, suggesting that these talkers' productions were fairly consistent within their respective vowel systems. Although the two groups differed considerably in vowel quality, they were quite similar in vowel duration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
Place of PublicationBaixas, France
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages2257-2260
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 - Denver, United States
Duration: 16 Sep 200220 Sep 2002

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Other7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period16/09/0220/09/02

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Tsukada, K. (2002). An acoustic comparison between American English and Australian English vowels. In 7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 (pp. 2257-2260). Baixas, France: International Speech Communication Association.