Dynamic Variability in Speech

A Forensic Phonetic Study of British English

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Journal articles

Duckworth, M., McDougall, K., de Jong, G., & Shockey, L. (2011). 'The consistency of formant measurements in high quality audio data: the effect of agreeing measurement procedures.' International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 18.1: 35-51.

Nolan, F., McDougall, K., de Jong, G., & Hudson, T. (2009). 'The DyViS database: style-controlled recordings of 100 homogeneous speakers for forensic phonetic research.' International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 16.1: 31-57.

Lawrence, S., Nolan, F., & McDougall, K. (2008). 'Acoustic and perceptual effects of telephone transmission on vowel quality.' International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 15.2: 159-190.

Book chapter

de Jong, G., McDougall, K., & Nolan, F. (2007). 'Sound change and speaker identity: an acoustic study'.
In: Christian Müller (ed.). Speaker Classification II: Selected Papers. Berlin: Springer. 130-141.

Conference Proceedings

de Jong, G., McDougall, K., Hudson, T., & Nolan, F. (2007). 'The speaker-discriminating power of sounds undergoing historical change: a formant-based study'.
In: J. Trouvain & W. Barry (eds.). Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 6-10 August 2007, Saarbrücken, 1813-1816. [pdf]

Hudson, T., de Jong, G., McDougall, K., Harrison, P., & Nolan, F. (2007). 'F0 statistics for 100 young male speakers of Standard Southern British English'.
In: J. Trouvain & W. Barry (eds.). Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 6-10 August 2007, Saarbrücken, 1809-1812. [pdf]

McDougall, K., & Nolan, F. (2007). 'Discrimination of speakers using the formant dynamics of /u:/ in British English'.
In: J. Trouvain & W. Barry (eds.). Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 6-10 August 2007, Saarbrücken, 1825-1828. [pdf]

Nolan, F., McDougall, K., de Jong, G., & Hudson, T. (2006). 'A Forensic Phonetic Study of 'Dynamic' Sources of Variability in Speech: The DyViS Project'.
In: P. Warren & C.I. Watson (eds.). Proceedings of the 11th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, 6-8 December 2006, Auckland: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association, 13-18. [pdf]

Conference presentations

de Jong, G., Nolan, F., McDougall, K., & Hudson, T. (2009). 'Vowel space and within-speaker variability.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Cambridge, 2-5 August 2009.

Duckworth, M., Ellis, L., McDougall, K., & Hudson, T. (2009). 'The role of fluency disruptions in characterising speakers.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Cambridge, 2-5 August 2009.

Hudson, T., McDougall, K., de Jong, G., & Harrison, P. (2009). 'F0 trends within and between young, male speakers of SSBE.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Cambridge, 2-5 August 2009.

Hughes, V., McDougall, K., & Foulkes, P. (2009). 'Diphthong dynamics in unscripted speech.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Cambridge, 2-5 August 2009.

de Jong, G., Hudson, T., McDougall, K., & Duckworth, M. (2008). 'Vowel reduction patterns in spontaneous speech'. Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Lausanne, 20-23 July 2008. [abstracts booklet]

de Jong, G., Nolan, F., & McDougall, K. (2008). 'Sound change and within-speaker variability.' Paper presented at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, Sheffield, 31 March - 2 April 2008.

de Jong, G., McDougall, K., Nolan, F., & Hudson, T. (2007). 'The speaker-discriminating power of within-speaker behaviour: a study based on vowel formants.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Plymouth, 22-25 July 2007. [abstract][presentation]

Duckworth, M., McDougall, K., de Jong, G., & Shockey, L. (2007). 'The reliability of formant measurements in high quality audio data: the effect of agreeing measurement procedures.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Plymouth, 22-25 July 2007. [abstract][download presentation 3.0MB]

Hudson, T., de Jong, G., McDougall, K., Harrison, P., & Nolan, F. (2007). 'F0 statistics for spontaneous British English.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Plymouth, 22-25 July 2007. [abstract][download presentation 3.4MB]

McDougall, K. (2007). 'Distinguishing speakers using formant dynamics in read and spontaneous speech: a study of British English /u:/.' Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Plymouth, 22-25 July 2007. [abstract][presentation]

McDougall, K., & de Jong, G. (2007). 'Sound change and the individual: an acoustic study of Standard Southern British English vowels.' Paper presented at the 6th UK Language Variation and Change Conference, Lancaster, 11-13 September 2007. [abstract]

McDougall, K. (2006). 'Characterisation of individuals' formant dynamics using polynomial equations'.
Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Gothenburg, 23-26 July 2006. [abstract][presentation]

McDougall, K. (2006). 'The effects of stress and neighbouring vowel on speaker-distinguishing properties of /r/ in SSBE.'
Paper presented at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, Edinburgh, 10-12 April 2006. [abstracts booklet]

Nolan, F., de Jong, G., & McDougall, K. (2006). 'Introducing the DyViS project: 'Dynamic variability in speech: a forensic phonetic study of British English'.
Paper presented at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, Edinburgh, 10-12 April 2006. [abstracts booklet]

Nolan, F., de Jong, G., McDougall, K., & Hudson, T. (2006). 'Diachronic change as a source of speaker idiosyncrasy: a study of Standard Southern British English monophthongs'.
Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Gothenburg, 23-26 July 2006. [abstract][presentation]

Nolan, F., McDougall, K., de Jong, G., & Hudson, T. (2006). 'Introducing DyViS: a dynamic study of British English for forensic purposes'.
Paper presented at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics Annual Conference, Gothenburg, 23-26 July 2006. [abstract][presentation]

Other publications

McDougall, K. (2007). 'Can a voice identify a criminal?' In: L. Walsh (ed.). Research Horizons. University of Cambridge, Issue 4 Autumn 2007: 24-25. [web version]