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Reference data for the American English acoustic vowel space.
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PMID:  23057793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Reference data for the acoustic vowel space area (VSA) in children and adolescents do not currently appear to be available in a form suitable for normative comparisons. In the current study, individual speaker formant data for the four corner vowels of American English (/i, u, æ, ɑ/) were used to compute individual speaker VSAs. The sample included 300 children aged 5-18 years and 38 adults aged 25-50 years. Age trends and sex differences were examined and reference data for clinical application were developed. Findings indicated significant declines in VSA with age; sex differences were not fully apparent until late adolescence and adulthood. Implications are discussed.
Peter Flipsen; Sungbok Lee
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical linguistics & phonetics     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1464-5076     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Linguist Phon     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802622     Medline TA:  Clin Linguist Phon     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  926-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders , Idaho State University , ID , USA.
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