ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

How can the control of the vocal tract limit the speaker's capability to produce the ultimate perceptive objectives of speech? 1063

Christophe Savariaux, Louis-Jean Boë, Pascal Perrier

In this paper an extension of the lip-tube experiment proposed by Savariaux et al. (1990) is presented and analyzed. The question underlying the design of this experiment is whether speakers are able to produce an [u] with a large lip opening. Nine native speakers of French repeated the original experiment, and then were asked to produce the vowel [u] starting from [o] vocal tract configuration. It was shown that more subjects achieved the compensation when they shifted their articulation from [o] to [u]. The issue of a possible constraint imposed by a learned standard articulatory pattern is discussed in relation with the notion of the internal representation of the articulatory-to-acoustic relations. Proposals in favor of a standard pattern for [u] that would be velopalatal rather than velopharyngeal are discussed.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-368

Cite as: Savariaux, C., Boë, L.-J., Perrier, P. (1997) How can the control of the vocal tract limit the speaker's capability to produce the ultimate perceptive objectives of speech? 1063. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 1063-1066, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-368

@inproceedings{savariaux97_eurospeech,
  author={Christophe Savariaux and Louis-Jean Boë and Pascal Perrier},
  title={{How can the control of the vocal tract limit the speaker's capability to produce the ultimate perceptive objectives of speech? 1063}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={1063--1066},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-368},
  issn={1018-4074}
}