spontaneous speech

spon·ta·ne·ous speech

(spon-tā'nē-ŭs spēch)
Spoken language that occurs without prompting or during an unstructured interview.
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For the present analysis we used recordings of spontaneous speech from three generations of Kihnu women: (1) those born around 1900, (2) around 1935, and (3) after 1970.
Here, spontaneous speech is characterized by searches for required words and frequent verbal paraphasias.
Evidence is taken from spontaneous speech recordings of a large population of children both typical and atypical for their language development; auditive, acoustical, and linguistic analyses were carried out on these data.
For example, although English-speaking pre-schoolers use few verbal passives in their spontaneous speech, children learning Sesotho -- a Bantu language where verbal passives are frequently used in adult and child-directed speech -- use these constructions frequently by the age of three (Demuth 1989, 1990).
The noisy part included spontaneous speech such as reports by correspondents.
The international Consortium for Speech Translation Advanced Research has a system with more than 10,000 words that can allow spontaneous speech through a web-based system.
Second is the speaking style: read speech versus planned speech versus spontaneous speech.
Such an approach represents a considerable challenge, because spontaneous speech is often fragmented and ungrammatical, showing the faults and errors that someone preparing written text would presumably clean up.
Tuisk) summarizes Lippus's and his co-workers' earlier studies' findings on the relative relevance of duration, pitch and vowel quality in the realization of quantity in spontaneous speech. The study also introduces more data from the Tartu University phonetic corpus of Estonian spontaneous speech to provide additional empirical backing.
For normal spontaneous speech, acoustic-phonetic analysis techniques by themselves will never be able to produce an unambiguous stream of text equivalent to the typed input expected for NLU systems.
The way people pronounce words while reading aloud is often quite different from the way they say them in spontaneous speech. These differences may cause problems for companies trying to develop computers that recognize normal, continuous speech.
The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of disfluencies and the speech rate of spontaneous speech and reading between the non-altered auditory feedback (NAF) and delayed auditory feedback (DAF) in adults with and without stuttering.

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