An Accelerometric Measure as a Physical Correlate of Perceived Hypernasality in Speech This study investigated the correlation between a physical measure of oral-nasal coupling and perceived hypernasality in speech. A modified accelerometric method was utilized to extract distributional characteristics of a ratio of the nasal accelerometric amplitude to the voice amplitude during simulated hypernasal reading by 11 female talkers. Perceived hypernasality scores ... Research Note
Research Note  |   September 01, 1983
An Accelerometric Measure as a Physical Correlate of Perceived Hypernasality in Speech
 
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  • Yoshiyuki Horii
    University of Colorado, Boulder
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Research Note   |   September 01, 1983
An Accelerometric Measure as a Physical Correlate of Perceived Hypernasality in Speech
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1983, Vol. 26, 476-480. doi:10.1044/jshr.2603.476
History: Received June 23, 1982 , Accepted December 16, 1982
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1983, Vol. 26, 476-480. doi:10.1044/jshr.2603.476
History: Received June 23, 1982; Accepted December 16, 1982

This study investigated the correlation between a physical measure of oral-nasal coupling and perceived hypernasality in speech. A modified accelerometric method was utilized to extract distributional characteristics of a ratio of the nasal accelerometric amplitude to the voice amplitude during simulated hypernasal reading by 11 female talkers. Perceived hypernasality scores for the readings were derived from a panel of 30 listeners in a paired-comparison paradigm. A correlation coefficient of .92 was obtained between the mean nasal-to-voice ratio and the perceived hypernasality scores. The results indicated that the nasal-to-voice amplitude ratio is a promising index of perceived hypernasality in speech.

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