Praat Scripts & Sociophonetics-related Materials
This page contains links to various downloadable scripts and other resources developed by Tyler Kendall, Erik Thomas, and others in the UO LVC Lab.
An English Syllable Counting function for R
This R script contains a function that will count syllables in English orthographic text. It is a slightly updated version of the algorithm used in Tyler Kendall's book Speech Rate, Pause, and Sociolinguistic Variation: Studies in Corpus Sociophonetics (2013, Palgrave Macmillan).
Batch convert TextGrid transcripts to readable, tab-delimited text
This Praat script reads a series of TextGrid transcripts from a user-specified directory and writes out a text version of each to the same directory. It is intended to convert SLAAP-like TextGrid transcripts to a readable, text format, though it may be suitable to convert other sorts of TextGrid data to text formats. (This only works on interval tier data.) [ Created: 7/15/2015 ]
Parse TextGrid transcripts to readable, tab-delimited text
This Praat script writes the information in a TextGrid to the Praat Info window in tab-delimited format. It is intended to convert SLAAP-like TextGrid transcripts to a readable, text format, though it may be suitable to convert other sorts of TextGrid data to text formats. (This only works on interval tier data.) [ Created: 3/3/2009 ]
Vowel Capture Script, August 2009
A Praat Editor script related to NORM. It captures formant and duration data for measured vowels and stores the results in a tab-delimited text file, suitable for use in MS Excel, with NORM, or so on. It also stores the Praat formant settings for each measurement in the main output file. Additionally, the script stores full formant data and spectrograms for each measured token in individual output files. The script can be used in tandem with a TextGrid for easier labeling of the tokens. Please note: This is only one of many (many) possible scripts to aid in the extraction of formant data. It may not be appropriate for many projects, but should be fairly easily modified to be of use for a wide-range of projects. Its most useful feature is probably its storage of the number of poles and maximum formant settings, which make it easier to reconstruct exactly how each measurement was taken. [ Added: 8/14/2009; Last Mod: 8/30/2009 ]
Praat script and accompanying blank Excel spreadsheet for measurement of vowels.
The script takes measurements of F1-F4 and F0 at three points - 35 ms after onset, midpoint, and 35 ms before offset, as well as the duration of the entire vowel, unless the duration is less than 70 ms, in which case all three measurement points become the midpoint.