International Workshop on Frontiers in Speech and Hearing Research, Technical Report of IEICE Japan, Vol. SP2005-181, pp. 109-114, 2006
Effects of the syllable structure on perceptual speaker identification
K. Amino, T. Sugawara and T. Arai
Abstract: In speaker identification by listening, the identification rates vary depending on the speech contents presented to the subjects. It is reported that the nasals are more effective than the oral sounds for identifying speakers. The present study investigates the availability of the nasal sounds in terms of syllable structures. The results showed that the coda nasals are highly effective, though onset consonants are also important. As to the place of articulation, alveolar consonants in onset positions were more effective than bilabials, and the nasals were better than their oral counterparts were.
Keywords: Nasals, Individuality, Speaker Identification, Syllable Structure