Voices after midnight: How a night out affects voice quality
2014 (English)In: Proceedings from FONETIK 2014: Stockholm, June 9-11, 2014 / [ed] Mattias Heldner, Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2014, 1-4 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
This study aimed to investigate how different parameters of the voice (jitter, shimmer, LTAS and mean pitch) are affected by a late night out. Three recordings were made: one early evening before the night out, one after midnight, and one on the next day. Each recording consisted of a one minute reading and prolonged vowels. Five students took part in the experiment. Results varied among the participants, but some patterns were noticeable in all parameters. A trend towards increased mean pitch during the second recording was observed among four of the subjects. Somewhat unexpectedly, jitter and shimmer decreased between the first and second recordings and increased in the third one. Due to the lack of ethical testing, only a small number of participants were included. A larger sample is suggested for future research in order to generalize results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University , 2014. 1-4 p.
PERILUS, ISSN 0282-6690 ; XXIV
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Phonetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109139ISBN: 978-91-637-5662-7ISBN: 978-91-637-5663-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-109139DiVA: diva2:763070
FONETIK 2014, the XXVIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference