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Variability of speech rhythm in synchronous speech


Dellwo, Volker; Friedrichs, Daniel (2012). Variability of speech rhythm in synchronous speech. In: Ma, Qiuwu; Ding, Hongwei; Hirst, Daniel. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody. Shanghai: Tongji University Press, 539-542.

Abstract

Speakers are able to speak in synchrony to another speaker or to a recording of another speaker. The present research studied whether and, if yes, speakers change their speech rhythm when synchronizing to another speaker. We developed a measure (SRratio) which monitors on a scale between 0 and 1 whether the durational characteristics of a speaker’s synchronous speech are closer to his/her own read speech or closer to the characteristics of the speech of the speaker he/she is synchronizing to. Four speakers (synchronization speakers) synchronizing to twelve recorded sentences produced by four other speakers (target speakers) were studied. The durational characteristics we analyzed were %V and nPVI-v. Results for SRratio suggest that complex processes are going on with main effects for synchronization speakers and target speakers and interaction of the two factors.

Abstract

Speakers are able to speak in synchrony to another speaker or to a recording of another speaker. The present research studied whether and, if yes, speakers change their speech rhythm when synchronizing to another speaker. We developed a measure (SRratio) which monitors on a scale between 0 and 1 whether the durational characteristics of a speaker’s synchronous speech are closer to his/her own read speech or closer to the characteristics of the speech of the speaker he/she is synchronizing to. Four speakers (synchronization speakers) synchronizing to twelve recorded sentences produced by four other speakers (target speakers) were studied. The durational characteristics we analyzed were %V and nPVI-v. Results for SRratio suggest that complex processes are going on with main effects for synchronization speakers and target speakers and interaction of the two factors.

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Item Type:Book Section, 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
Date:2012
Deposited On:07 Mar 2013 12:00
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 01:36
Publisher:Tongji University Press
ISBN:978-7-5608-4869-3
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.speechprosody2012.org/page.asp?id=157

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