Infant-Directed Speech may not be across-the-board breathy, but has a variable voice quality

Titia Benders*, Elise Tobin, Anita Szakay

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Abstract

This study aimed to characterise the difference between Dutch infant-directed speech (IDS) and adult-directed speech (ADS) in terms of voice quality. After controlling for the effect of F0 and F1 on the acoustic H1-H2 measurement of voice quality, it was found that Dutch IDS may not be across-the-board breathier than ADS, but is spoken with more variability in its voice quality. These results raise questions about the role of voice quality and variability in parent-child interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationSST-2018
EditorsJulien Epps, Joe Wolfe, John Smith, Caroline Jones
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
Pages65-68
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (17th : 2018) - Coogee, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
ISSN (Electronic)2207-1296

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (17th : 2018)
Abbreviated titleSST2018
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/12/187/12/18

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