September 22-25, 1997
This paper describes an experiment in which listeners were asked to evaluate various prosodic aspects in retold stories in Dutch, using semantic scales. The aim was to see what features on prosodic level listeners prefer when listening to a retold story in Dutch, and if 'good' and 'bad' speakers can be distinguished in this respect. Results from a factor analysis show that listeners use Voice appreciation, Dynamics, and Articulation quality as main cues in evaluating the retold stories.
Bibliographic reference. Donzel, Monique E. van / Koopmans-van Beinum, Florien J. (1997): "Evaluation of prosodic characteristics in retold stories in Dutch by means of semantic scales", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 211-214.