See Your Speech

Static example pages

See Your Speech lets you learn about language based on your own voice. If you were wondering what we currently teach, here's a list of our feedback pages, with examples of the kinds of displays you would see.

Introduction to Language and the Humanities

This module serves the introductory undergraduate linguistics course at Ohio State. The goal of the module is to introduce students to the visual display of acoustic information and to some basic concepts in acoustic analysis.

Spectrograms

Vowels

Rearranging

Language, Sex, and Gender in American Culture

To introduce students to genderered language, this module contrasts differences found in men's and women's speech with differences created by conscious attempts to sound masculine or feminine. Its goal is to prompt students to think critically about gender differences in language and their origins.

Gender and Pitch

Gender and the Second Formant

Gender and Vowels

Language and Advertising

This course focuses on how language is used in different ways by advertisers to increase the persuasive power of their ads. Our module invites students to record different performances of the same ad aimed at different audiences. It assumes no linguistics background and introduces students to basic concepts in speech variation relevant to personal identity and social aspects of speech.

Advertising and Pitch

Advertising and Speechrate

Advertising and Vowels

Language and Computers

To help students learn about how computers cope with language variation, we explain how the forced aligner works in our system and invite them to observe its successes and failures. We also include a page on vowel variation, which is one of the challenging areas for automated speech processing.

Alignment

Vowels

Spanish Pronunciation

Vowel differences and the lack of reduction in unstressed vowels are key challenges for English-speaking learners of Spanish. These pages introduce students to the concepts and allow them to observe their own production.

Spanish Vowels

Spanish Stress