Accession Number : AD0639106

Title :   A FACTOR ANALYSIS OF TWELVE PHYSICAL MEASURES OF VOICE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Asher,J. W. ; Hanley,T. D. ; Steer,M. D.

Report Date : 18 FEB 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The following four factors emerged from the analyses: time, power, power variability, and pitch variability. Although the importance of vocal intensity and syllable duration in voice intelligibility are well recognized, the findings of this study indicate that pitch variability and power (intensity) variability are also important to good voice communications. Consequently, communications training programs designed to improve speech intelligibility should include instruction and drill in these variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPEECH, *INTELLIGIBILITY), (*VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, INTELLIGIBILITY), INTENSITY, TIME, SOUND PITCH, FACTOR ANALYSIS, ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, MILITARY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE