To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Effects of Mild Cognitive… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on

Effects of Mild Cognitive Impairment on vowel duration

Conference paper
Authors Charalambos Themistocleous
Dimitrios Kokkinakis
Marie Eckerström
Kathleen Fraser
Kristina Lundholm Fors
Published in Proceedings of the 9th Tutorial & Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics, 28 - 30 August 2018, Paris, France / edited by Antonis Botinis
ISBN 978-960-466-162-6
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Swedish
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Centre for Ageing and Health (Agecap)
Language en
Keywords MCI/AD, vowel duration, language pathologies, Swedish
Subject categories Computational linguistics, Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)


Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a neurological condition, which is characterized by a noticeable decline of cognitive abilities, including communicative and linguistic skills. In this study, we have measured the duration of vowels produced in a reading task by 55 speakers— 30 healthy controls and 25 MCI—. The main results showed that MCI speakers differed significantly from HC in vowel duration as MCI speakers produced overall longer vowels. Also, we found that gender effects on vowel duration were different in MCI and HC. One significant aspect of this finding is that they highlight the contribution of vowel acoustic features as markers of MCI.

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?