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Communication Accommodation Theory

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Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   Sum: Reactions to synthetic speech
Author:  Bente Henrikka Moxness
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Phonetics

Summary:   A NUMBER OF WEEKS AGO I ASKED VERY INFORMALLY FOR PEOPLE'S REACTIONS
TO SYNTHETIC SPEECH (ALSO PRERECORDED SPEECH) AND FOR STUDIES ON
EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO SYNTHETIC SPEECH. I WISH TO THANK THOSE WHO
RESPONDED:

OSAMU FUJIMURA
MARGARET JACKMAN
RANDALL A. MAJOR
COREY MILLER
JOHANNA RUBBA
STEPHEN P. SPACKMAN

I HAD HOPED FOR MORE RESPONSES, BUT I HAVVE STARTED TO COLLECT
INFORMATION FROM FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AS WELL. I'VE REALIZED THAT I
NEED A MORE STRUCTURED WAY OF GATHERING INFO - WITH THE POSSIBLITIY
THAT THIS (UP UNTIL NOW) RATHER INFORMAL APPROACH TO THE MATTER MAY
SUDDENLY TURN INTO A MORE FORMAL STUDY. THE RESPONDENTS REACT BOTH
POSITIVELY AND NEGATIVELY TO SYNTHETIC SPEECH; ONE MAY BE IRRITATED AT
THE

LL Issue: 8.824
Date Posted: 03-Jun-1997
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