- Volume 7 Issue 4
The purpose of this study is to assess the vowel property by examining the vowel duration of the American English vowles found in the Buckeye corpus. The vowel durations were analyzed in terms of various linguistic factors including the number of syllables of the word containing the vowel, the location of the vowel in a word, types of stress, function versus content word, the word frequency in the corpus and the speech rate calculated from the three consecutive words. The findings from this work agreed mostly with those from earlier studies, but with some exceptions. The relationship between the speech rate and the vowel duration proved non-linear.
Buckeye corpus;spontaneous speech;vowel duration;English;sex;age
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