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  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association, Volume 25, Issue 2
  • December 1995, pp. 71-80

The VoQS System for the Transcription of Voice Quality

  • Martin J. Ball (a1), John Esling (a2) and Craig Dickson (a2)
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While the history of interest in voice quality dates back at least as far as Henry Sweet (e.g. 1890), there was for many years little agreement on how to classify voice quality or how to transcribe it as part of a phonetic transcription. Indeed, there is not even agreement on precisely what the term covers in that it is often restricted to aspects of voice quality derived from vocal fold activity, rather than the fuller meaning which encompasses features derived from supralaryngeal settings of the articulators. Authors such as Nolan (1983) have used the phrase long-term quality as an alternative; however, in this article we will retain the traditional term but with a wide application to account for voice quality derived from airflow features, vocal fold activity, and supralaryngeal activity.

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M. Duckworth , G. Allen , W. Hardcastle and M. J. Ball (1990). Extensions to the International Phonetic Alphabet for the transcription of atypical speech. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 4, 273280.

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H. Winter and S. Martin (1981) The classification of deviant voice quality through auditory memory training. British Journal of Disorders of Communication 16, 204210.

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