Advisor

Robert L. Casteel

Date of Award

1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (73 p.)

Subjects

Sound analyzers, Speech -- Measurement, Intonation (Phonetics), Mother and child, Women -- Communication

DOI

10.15760/etd.5627

Abstract

With commercial availability of non-real and real-time spectrum analyzers, the speech-language pathologist has the means to objectively extract and measure pitch taken from speech samples. Though both types of spectrum analyzers provide the clinician with viable methods of measuring fundamental frequency and frequency range values, pitch extraction using real time allows for greater efficiency in acoustic measurements. The Kay Elemetrics Visi-Pitch is one such real-time spectrum analyzer that is less expensive and more accessible than other real time speech science hardware. The purpose of this study was to investigate the capability of a computerized Visi-Pitch to reflect elevation of fundamental frequency and expansion of frequency range by female adults.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21140

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