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Investigation of the mechanisms of voicing offset.
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PMID:  18531387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
During voiced speech the source of sound production arises from the vibrations of the vocal folds within the larynx. In order to terminate these vibrations it is necessary either to adduct the vocal folds to produce a forced closure or to reduce the pressure drop across them to below a threshold level. A reduction in pressure drop might be achieved by reducing the sub-glottal pressure, by increasing the supra-glottal pressure or by abduction of the folds. Two human subjects were asked to achieve phonation offset by each of these strategies in turn. Acoustic and EGG signals measured on the subjects were compared with the output of a simple theoretical vocal fold model. A further comparison was made with corresponding signals recorded during the production of selected short phrases by a European Portuguese speaker; a language where devoicing of both vowels and voiced consonants is particularly prevalent.
Anna Barney; Luis Jesus; Ricardo Santos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3576     Citation Subset:  IM    
ISVR, Univ. of Southampton, SO17 1BJ Southampton, UK,
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