Perception of levels of emotion in speech prosody

Dimos, Kostis; Dick, Leopold; Dellwo, Volker (2016). Perception of levels of emotion in speech prosody In: 18th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences. Glasgow / Scotland. 10.-14.08.2015.

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Prosody conveys information about the emotional state of the speaker. In this study we test whether listeners are able to detect different levels in the emotional state of the speaker based on prosodic features such as intonation, speech rate and intensity. We ran a perception experiment in which we ask Swiss German and Chinese listeners to recognize the intended emotions that the professional speaker produced. The results indicate that both Chinese and Swiss German listeners could identify the intended emotions. However, Swiss German listeners could detect different levels of happiness and sadness better than the Chinese listeners. This finding might show that emotional prosody does not function categorically, distinguishing only different emotions, but also indicates different degrees of the expressed emotion.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

Bern Academy of the Arts
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute Interpretation
Bern Academy of the Arts > HKB Teaching

Name:

Dimos, Kostis;
Dick, Leopold and
Dellwo, Volker

Subjects:

M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2019 11:21

Last Modified:

05 Oct 2020 10:13

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Emotional prosody, speech perception, theatrical speech, Swiss German, Chinese

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/7464

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