On this page you can find some information about my PhD thesis:
Physiological control and behaviour
of the voice source
in the production of prosody
The complete reference should be something like:
Strik, H. (1994) Physiological control and behaviour of the voice source in the production of prosody. Ph.D. dissertation, 179 pp. Dept. of Language and Speech, Univ. of Nijmegen, the Netherlands
A very short description of my Ph.D. thesis
The relation between three sets of signals is studied in this dissertation:
- acoustic parameters related to prosody, i.e. fundamental frequency, intensity level and spectral contents of the speech signal;
- voice source parameters; and
- recordings of some physiological mechanisms that are known to be important in the control of prosody such as the electromyographic activity of the cricothyroid, vocalis, and sternohyoid, lung volume and subglottal, oral, and transglottal pressure.
Voice source parameters are obtained by a pitch-synchronous fit of the Liljencrants-Fant (LF) model to the estimated glottal flow signal. This method is described and evaluated.
Here you can find a pdf file of the thesis.