Articulatory characteristics of emotional utterances in spoken English

Donna Erickson, Arthur Abramson, Kikuo Maekawa, Tokihiko Kaburagi

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Abstract

Acoustic and articulatory properties of emotional utterances in English were examined using articulatory (EMA) recordings of speech elicited from two speakers of American English. The speakers produced 10 to 12 repetitions of the sentence "That's wonderful," using several different intonational patterns and types of paralinguistic information. Perception tests showed that listeners could perceive the emotions intended by the speakers. Furthermore, F0, formant frequencies, jaw and tongue dorsum position changed as a function of the particular emotion. Initial analysis suggests that the emotion "anger" may involve more jaw lowering, "suspicion," a raising of the tongue, and "admiration," a lowering of the tongue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
ISBN (Electronic)7801501144, 9787801501141
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 16 2000Oct 20 2000

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000

Other

Other6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/16/0010/20/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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    Erickson, D., Abramson, A., Maekawa, K., & Kaburagi, T. (2000). Articulatory characteristics of emotional utterances in spoken English. In 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000 (6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2000). International Speech Communication Association.