This paper investigated how speakers synchronize their speech by experiments in which the participants naturally and simultaneously recited under auditory delayed conditions. Statistical analysis revealed that the speakers changed strategies to adjust the timing of their utterances. This finding constitutes one fundamental mechanism for coordinating verbal behavior that can contribute to designing comfortable interactions with virtual agents or robots.
Bibliographic reference. Ishizaki, Masato / Den, Yasuharu / Fukashiro, Senshi (2008): "Exploring a mechanism of speech sychronization using auditory delayed experiments", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 70-73.