9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Emotions and Articulatory Precision

Martijn Goudbeek, Jean Philippe Goldman, Klaus R. Scherer

University of Geneva, Switzerland

The influence of emotion on articulatory precision was investigated in a newly established corpus of acted emotional utterances. The area of the vocalic triangle between the vowels /i/, /u/, and /a/ was measured and shown to be significantly affected by emotion. Furthermore, this area correlated significantly with the potency dimension of a large scale study of emotion words, reflecting the predictions of the component process model of emotion.

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Bibliographic reference.  Goudbeek, Martijn / Goldman, Jean Philippe / Scherer, Klaus R. (2008): "Emotions and articulatory precision", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 317.