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Variability of speech as a barrier for automatic speech recognition: epenthesis, prothesis and epithesis in speech of Slovenian preschool children

Martina Ozbič and Damjana Kogovšek and Jerneja Novšak Brce and May Barbara Bernhardt and Joseph Paul Stemberger and Mojca Muznik (2014) Variability of speech as a barrier for automatic speech recognition: epenthesis, prothesis and epithesis in speech of Slovenian preschool children. In: Mednarodna multikonferenca "Informacijska družba - IS 2014", 9 Okt - 10 Okt 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenija.

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    Abstract

    The variability of speech due to dialects, age, gender, anatomical structures of the speech organs, phonological status, phonation and resonance can be a barrier for automatic speech recognition. Especially in children and among speaker with communication, language and speech difficulties speech is variable. In the project Cross-linguistic study of protracted phonological (speech) development in children: Slovenian we have analyzed 54 preschool children and focused our research on epi-, pro- and epen-thesis. The most evident for of process is epenthesis of schwa in consonant clusters and epithesis of a stop or a fricative before fricatives. The data show that vocalic epenthesis frequently occurs in consonant clusters, especially in those clusters which require different manner of articulation, or articulatory organ (or part of it) for example between obstruents and sonorants, between obstruents and between sonorants. Consonantal epenthesis occurs in words with difficult phonemes, especially obstruents, before the velars, before sibilant, before fricatives (adding affricates). An interesting addition is voiceless stop in front of the fricative at the beginning of words.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: speech, pre-school child
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    http://is.ijs.si/zborniki/2014_IS_CP_Volume-G_%28LT%29.pdfAlternative location
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Special and Rehabilitation Education > Chair of Speech and Language Therapy
    Item ID: 2811
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 07:30
    Last Modified: 06 May 2015 07:30
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2811

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