In the past few decades, a considerable amount of speech research has been directed towards the development of a simple description of speech events and its automatic recognition. This research has stimulated interest among engineers and led to band-width compression of speech for communication purposes and speech therapists. In the present paper, the use of these acoustic events in determining the vocal track configuration of human being is reported. The authors have developed an instrumentation system which is based upon the principle of digital frequency counting. These counts of formant frequency of speech events are used 10 determine the vocal track shape. This device is capable of determining the frequencies upto Fs level. Further with the help of this device normal and abnormal conditions of vocal track can be studied. It is suggested that the functioning of system may be useful to phoneticians, linguists and communication engineers.
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Lal, Meshram, Sai, Yaduvanshi, Shrivastava, and Zadgaonkar (1989). Instrumentation system for determination of vocal track shape. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 2(1), pp. 39-46.