Better Spectrograms from Children's Speech A major problem in the spectrographic analysis of children's speech is the poor resolution of formants, which is the result of the widely spaced harmonics of the high fundamental frequency. An attempt has been made to bypass this problem by exciting a child's vocal tract with an artificial larynx, using ... Research Note
Research Note  |   March 01, 1980
Better Spectrograms from Children's Speech
 
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  • A. W. F. Huggins
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
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Research Note   |   March 01, 1980
Better Spectrograms from Children's Speech
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1980, Vol. 23, 19-27. doi:10.1044/jshr.2301.19
History: Received July 26, 1978 , Accepted May 21, 1979
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1980, Vol. 23, 19-27. doi:10.1044/jshr.2301.19
History: Received July 26, 1978; Accepted May 21, 1979

A major problem in the spectrographic analysis of children's speech is the poor resolution of formants, which is the result of the widely spaced harmonics of the high fundamental frequency. An attempt has been made to bypass this problem by exciting a child's vocal tract with an artificial larynx, using a fundamental frequency appropriate to a man. This method has promise for tracking formants in children's speech.

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