Faculty Publications

Title

Formant frequency characteristics of elderly speakers in contextual speech

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Acoustics, Aging, Elderly, Vowel formant

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica

Volume

113

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

8

Abstract

The present study measured F1 and F2 formant frequency levels of elderly and young male and female speakers producing the /i/, /æ/, /∧/, /u/, and /a/vowels in two carrier phrases. Results of a series of ANOVAs showed significant interactions of speaker age × vowel for both F1 and F2 formant frequencies for the male and female speakers. Results suggested that while elderly male speakers exhibit significant alterations in vowel production during contextual speech, elderly female speakers generally maintain formant frequency integrity or appropriate articulatory posturing during contextual vowel productions. © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1997

DOI of published version

10.1159/000266431

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