Production and Perception of Linguistic Voice Quality

UCLA Linguistics Department
3125 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543

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Welcome to the home page of the "Production and Perception of Linguistic Voice Quality" project at UCLA. This project was funded by NSF grant BCS-0720304 to Prof. Pat Keating, with Prof. Abeer Alwan, Prof. Jody Kreiman of UCLA, and Prof. Christina Esposito of Macalester College, for 2007-2012.

Below you will find links to spreadsheet files with measures gathered using Voicesauce (Shue, Keating, Vicenik & Yu 2011) for both acoustic measures and EGG measures. The accompanying readme file provides information on the various coding used in both spreadsheets.

You will also find links to Audio and Textgrid files for all languages studied in the project. Where available, EGG files are also available for download. Each language has an accompanying 'Notes' document and wordlist. The 'Notes' document provides information about the speakers recorded and filenaming conventions used for the individual languages, and credits for data collection.

 All of these materials are made available to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike- 3.0 Unported License. This license allows any kind of non-commercial re-use (including derivative works), as long as attribution is given and the reproduction or derivative work is under the same license.  Any other use requires permission (Contacts).

               Attribution under this license may be made as follows: "Materials from the "Production and Perception of Linguistic Voice Quality" project at UCLA. "

The Voice Science Consortium at UCLA (Alwan, Keating, Kreiman) brought World Voice Day to UCLA for the first time on Wednesday April 16, 2014. See here for details.


Master spreadsheets

Acoustic measures Acoustics
EGG measures EGG
Spreadsheet Key Readme

Languages with EGG Data -- [EGG notes]

Language Files
Bo Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files
Gujarati Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files
Hmong Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files
Luchun (from Prof. Kong of Peking University) Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files
Mandarin Notes Word = ma Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files
(Black) Miao Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files
Yi Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files
Zapotec Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files EGG Files

Languages without EGG Data

Language Files
English - Sure Notes Word = sure Audio Files TextGrid Files
English - Little Red Riding Hood Passage Notes Text Audio Files No TextGrids
English - Rainbow Passage Notes Text Audio Files TextGrid Files
English - Tone Sweeps (Prompted) Notes No Text Audio Files TextGrid Files
English - Tone Sweeps (Unprompted) Notes No Text Audio Files TextGrid Files
Mandarin - Shi Notes Word = shi Audio Files TextGrid Files
Mandarin - Little Red Riding Hood Passage Notes Text Audio Files No TextGrids
Mandarin - Rainbow Passage Notes Text Audio Files TextGrid Files
Mandarin - Tone Sweeps (Prompted) Notes No Text Audio Files No TextGrids
Mandarin - Tone Sweeps (Unprompted) Notes No Text Audio Files TextGrid Files
Mazatec (from UCLA Phonetics Archive) Notes Word List Audio Files TextGrid Files