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undergraduate thesis: Acoustical differences in vocal characteristics between Cantonese and English produced by Cantonese-English bilingual adult speakers

TitleAcoustical differences in vocal characteristics between Cantonese and English produced by Cantonese-English bilingual adult speakers
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
AbstractVocal characteristics associated with 40 (20 male and 20 female) adult Cantonese-English bilingual speakers were examined. Fundamental frequency (F0) values and four parameters calculated from the long-term average spectrum (LTAS) including the first spectral peak (FSP), mean spectral energy (MSE), spectral tilt (ST) and high frequency energy (HFE) were obtained from connected speech samples produced in each language by the speakers. Acoustical measurements were measured with PRAAT and compared between languages and genders. The results indicated that female speakers had significantly higher F0 values in speaking English than Cantonese. Bilingual speakers exhibited comparable FSP values, but with significantly greater MSE value and lower ST value in Cantonese than English. The findings implied that, even with the same phonatory apparatus, language being spoken posed effect on speakers’ voice quality.
Description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-27).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectVoice.
Bilingualism.
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173698

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, Yuk-kwanen_HK
dc.contributor.author陳育君zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:13:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:13:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173698-
dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 25-27).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractVocal characteristics associated with 40 (20 male and 20 female) adult Cantonese-English bilingual speakers were examined. Fundamental frequency (F0) values and four parameters calculated from the long-term average spectrum (LTAS) including the first spectral peak (FSP), mean spectral energy (MSE), spectral tilt (ST) and high frequency energy (HFE) were obtained from connected speech samples produced in each language by the speakers. Acoustical measurements were measured with PRAAT and compared between languages and genders. The results indicated that female speakers had significantly higher F0 values in speaking English than Cantonese. Bilingual speakers exhibited comparable FSP values, but with significantly greater MSE value and lower ST value in Cantonese than English. The findings implied that, even with the same phonatory apparatus, language being spoken posed effect on speakers’ voice quality.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshVoice.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBilingualism.en_US
dc.titleAcoustical differences in vocal characteristics between Cantonese and English produced by Cantonese-English bilingual adult speakersen_HK
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4812996en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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