LINGUIST List 13.1990

Fri Jul 26 2002

FYI: Emotional Prosody Corpus from the LDC

Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <>


  1. LDC Office, New Release from the LDC

Message 1: New Release from the LDC

Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:46:44 -0400
From: LDC Office <>
Subject: New Release from the LDC

 * Emotional Prosody Speech and Transcripts *

The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is pleased to announce the
availability of the Emotional Prosody Speech and Transcripts corpus. 
This five disc publication contains audio recordings and corresponding
transcripts designed to support research in emotional prosody. The
recordings consist of professional actors reading a series of
semantically neutral utterances (dates and numbers) spanning fourteen
distinct emotional categories. 

The Prosody Recordings Project aims to capture the aspects of speech
(emotion, intonation) that are lacking in the written form of a
message. In these experiments, simple phrases are expressed in ways 
that reflect varied contexts. The same phrase might be used to answer
different questions, address listeners at varying distances from the
speaker, or express distinct emotional states. 

For further information, including a sample transcript and a link to
the Prosody Recordings Project, please visit:

Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 2002 
Membership Year will be able to receive this corpus free of charge. 
Nonmembers may purchase this publication for $1500. 

If you need additional information before placing your order, or 
would like to inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email to
<> or call (215) 573-1275.

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