A Study on the Voice Onset Times of the Buckeye Corpus Stops

벅아이 코퍼스 파열음의 성대진동 개시시간 연구

Park, Soo Hee;Yoon, Kyuchul

  • Received : 2016.01.22
  • Accepted : 2016.02.22
  • Published : 2016.03.31


The purpose of this work is to examine the voice onset times(VOTs) of the voiceless and voiced stops from the ten young male speakers of the Buckeye corpus[9]. The factors that are known to affect VOTs were also extracted, including the place of articulation, height of following vowels, location within word, presence of a preceding [s], status of the target word with respect to the content versus function word, presence of a syllabic stress, word frequency and speech rate. Findings from this work mostly agreed with those from earlier studies on English, but with some exceptions and new discoveries. We hope that this work can contribute to figuring out the nature and properties of the spontaneous speech of English.


Buckeye corpus;spontaneous speech;voice onset time;VOT;English;stops;plosives


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