Journal of Phonetics volume 36, issue 1, P91-113 2008 DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2007.02.002 View full text
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Rajka Smiljanic, Ann R. Bradlow

Abstract: AbstractIn this paper we investigate the effect of clear speech, a distinct, listener-oriented, intelligibilityenhancing mode of speech production, on vowel and stop consonant contrasts along the temporal dimension in English and Croatian. Our previous work has shown that, in addition to enhancing the overall acoustic salience of the speech signal through a decrease in speaking rate and expansion of pitch range, clear speech modifications increased the spectral distances between vowel categories in both langu…

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