The ability of expert witnesses to identify voices: a comparison between trained and untrained listerners

Authors

  • Niels O. Schiller
  • Olaf Köster

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/ijsll.v5i1.1

Keywords:

speaker identification, phonetic expert witness, forensic phonetics

Abstract

This study reports the results of a speaker identification experiment in which the performance of phonetic expert witnesses and untrained listeners was compared. In a direct identification task participants from both groups were asked to identify the voice of a target speaker among five foils. Results showed that expert witnesses, who were experienced in speaker identification, performed significantly better than untrained listeners, who had no experience in phonetic speaker identification.

Published

1998-02-07

How to Cite

Schiller, N. O., & Köster, O. (1998). The ability of expert witnesses to identify voices: a comparison between trained and untrained listerners. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 5(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1558/ijsll.v5i1.1

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