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Expectations for dicourse genre identification: a prosodic study


Obin, Nicolas; Dellwo, Volker; Lacheret, Anne; Rodet, Xavier (2010). Expectations for dicourse genre identification: a prosodic study. In: Interspeech 2010, Makuhari/Japan, 26 September 2010 - 30 September 2010.

Abstract

Speech can be divided into discourse genres based on the contextual environment it occurs in (e.g. political speech, sport commentary speech, etc.). The present study investigated whether listeners can distinguish between speech from different discourse genres on the basis of acoustic prosodic cues only 1. In a perception experiment with delexicalized speech 70 listeners with varying experience in French (native speakers, nonnative speakers, and non-speakers) were asked to identify four different types of discourse genres (church service, political, journal, and sport commentary). Results revealed a fair identification ability with a significant increase in performance with increasing experience in French. Identification confusion was used to cluster discourse genres according to their perceptual similarity.

Speech can be divided into discourse genres based on the contextual environment it occurs in (e.g. political speech, sport commentary speech, etc.). The present study investigated whether listeners can distinguish between speech from different discourse genres on the basis of acoustic prosodic cues only 1. In a perception experiment with delexicalized speech 70 listeners with varying experience in French (native speakers, nonnative speakers, and non-speakers) were asked to identify four different types of discourse genres (church service, political, journal, and sport commentary). Results revealed a fair identification ability with a significant increase in performance with increasing experience in French. Identification confusion was used to cluster discourse genres according to their perceptual similarity.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:30 September 2010
Deposited On:05 Aug 2015 08:32
Last Modified:11 Aug 2016 12:01
Publisher:s.n.
Related URLs:http://www.interspeech2010.org/ (Organisation)
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-111806

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