Entrainment in Multi-Party Spoken Dialogues at Multiple Linguistic Levels

Zahra Rahimi, Anish Kumar, Diane Litman, Susannah Paletz, Mingzhi Yu


Linguistic entrainment, the phenomena whereby dialogue partners speak more similarly to each other in a variety of dimensions, is key to the success and naturalness of interactions. While there is considerable evidence for both lexical and acoustic-prosodic entrainment, little work has been conducted to investigate the relationship between these two different modalities using the same measures in the same dialogues, specifically in multi-party dialogue. In this paper, we measure lexical and acoustic-prosodic entrainment for multi-party teams to explore whether entrainment occurs at multiple levels during conversation and to understand the relationship between these two modalities.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1568

Cite as: Rahimi, Z., Kumar, A., Litman, D., Paletz, S., Yu, M. (2017) Entrainment in Multi-Party Spoken Dialogues at Multiple Linguistic Levels. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 1696-1700, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1568.


@inproceedings{Rahimi2017,
  author={Zahra Rahimi and Anish Kumar and Diane Litman and Susannah Paletz and Mingzhi Yu},
  title={Entrainment in Multi-Party Spoken Dialogues at Multiple Linguistic Levels},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2017},
  pages={1696--1700},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1568},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1568}
}