Automation and Sociophonetics

Josef Fruehwald

October 23, 2014

Introduction

Outline of the talk

  • The Benefits of Automation
  • The Real Benefits of Automation
  • How FAVE works
  • The FUD Surrounding Automation

The Benefits of Automation

Some Undeniable Benefits

  • It’s a bit faster.
  • You get more, and richer data.

Dinkin (2009)

  • 57,464 formant measurements
  • 119 speakers
  • Average of 483 mesurements per speaker

Philadelphia Neighborhood Corpus

  • 743,802 formant measurements
  • 397 speakers
  • Average of 1,874 measurements per speaker
  • Average of 0.94 vowels per second.

More Data

/ay/ followed by different /t,d/ contexts.

faithful phrase_flap word_flap
D 1,190 384 245
T 4,024 524 285

More Data