Is the perception of voice quality language-dependant? A comparison of French and Italian listeners and dysphonic speakers

Alain Ghio, Frédérique Weisz, Giovanna Baracca, Giovanna Cantarella, Danièle Robert, Virginie Woisard, Franco Fussi, Antoine Giovanni

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Abstract

We present an experiment where voice quality of French and Italian dysphonic speakers was evaluated by French and Italian listeners, specialists in phoniatrics. Results showed that both groups of speakers were perceived in the same way by the two groups of listeners in term of overall severity and breathiness. But the perception of roughness is clearly language dependant. Italian listeners underestimate roughness compare to French listeners. If we link these results obtained in perception with measures obtained in speech production, we can make the hypothesis that it is a case of perception/ production adaptation process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
Pages525-528
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2011 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Aug 27 2011Aug 31 2011

Other

Other12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2011
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period8/27/118/31/11

Keywords

  • Cross-language
  • Dysphonia
  • Perception
  • Voice quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Ghio, A., Weisz, F., Baracca, G., Cantarella, G., Robert, D., Woisard, V., Fussi, F., & Giovanni, A. (2011). Is the perception of voice quality language-dependant? A comparison of French and Italian listeners and dysphonic speakers. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp. 525-528)