On the Use of Creak in Hungarian Spontaneous Speech

John Kane, Kinga Papay, László Hunyadi, Christer Gobl
2011 International Congress of Phonetic Sciences  
Creak, also referred to as vocal fry or glottal fry, is a perceptually distinctive vocal occurrence that is frequently produced in running speech. The presence of creak causes problems in speech processing particularly with f 0 and spectral analysis. However, as creak frequently occurs in natural spoken communication and as it often carries important segmental and paralinguistic information we believe that applying appropriate processing methods for the study of creak in spontaneous
more » ... is warranted. This preliminary study demonstrates trends in the use of creak by 9 Hungarian speakers talking in both formal and informal settings. Creaky segments are identified and the distributions of these segments were examined in relation to frequency of occurrence in formal versus informal settings. The study shows trends of increased frequency of creak in informal settings and an apparent convergence in speaking style on the part of the interviewer with interviewees who produced creak frequently.
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