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Title: The Role of Prosody in Affective Speech
Edited By: Sylvie Hancil
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11696
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 97

The goal of this volume is to present a collection of papers illustrating
state-of-the-art research on prosody and affective speech in French and in
English. The volume is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on
the sociolinguistic parameters that can influence the manifestation and the
interpretation of affective speech in prosody. The second part relies on
the way emotion recognition is implemented in synthesis systems and how
machine applications can contribute to a better description of emotion(s).


Sylvie Hancil: Introduction - John J. Ohala: The Ethological Basis of
Certain Signals of Affect and Emotion - Takaaki Shochi/Albert
Rilliard/Véronique Aubergé/Donna Erickson: Intercultural Perception of
English, French and Japanese Social Affective Prosody - Sophie de
Abreu/Catherine Mathon/Alessandra Mosca: Prosodic Cues of Anger in French:
a Comparative Study with two Other Romance Languages, Italian and
Portuguese - Geneviève Caelen-Haumont: Emotion, Emotions and Prosodic
Structure: an Analysis of the Melisms Patterns and Statistical Results in
the Spontaneous Discourse of Four Female Speakers over Four Generations -
Brigitte Zellner-Keller: Aging, Interactions, and Affects: Motivations and
Methodological Issues - Erik Everhart/Amy J. Shipley/Heath A. Demaree:
Perception of Emotional Prosody: Establishing a Link between Sex-Related
Differences, Brain Development and Sex Hormones - Annett Schirmer/Qingyang
Li: Electrophysiological Correlates of Vocal Emotional Processing in Male
and Female Listeners - Ellen Douglas-Cowie/Roddy Cowie: Prosodic and
Related Features that Signify Emotional Colouring in Conversational Speech
- Petri Laukka/Nicolas Audibert/Véronique Aubergé: Exploring the Graded
Structure of Vocal Emotion Expressions - Grégory Beller: Transformation of
Expressivity in Speech - Björn Schuller/Martin Wöllmer/Florian Eyben/Xiaodi
Wang/Gerhard Rigoll: Prosodic, Spectral or Voice Quality? Feature Type
Relevance for the Discrimination of Emotion Pairs - Carlos Busso/Murtaza
Bulut/Sungbok Lee/Shrikanth Narayanan: Fundamental Frequency Analysis for
Speech Emotion Processing - Olivier Piot: Using Klatt Synthesis to Study
the Expression of Affects by Prosody - Ioulia Grichkovtsova/Michel
Morel/Anne Lacheret: Perception of Affective Prosody in Natural and
Synthesized Speech: which Methodological Approach?

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039116967
ISBN-13: 9783039116966
Pages: 403
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