9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Paralinguistic Effects on Turn-Taking Behavior in Expressive Conversation

Hiroki Mori, Hideki Kasuya

Utsunomiya University, Japan

Speaker and paralinguistic properties of dialogue speech that affect the timing at turn changes are investigated by analyzing the UU Database for Paralinguistic Information Studies. The results showed a large variation among speakers and a strong interaction with partner in pause/overlap duration. In addition, perceived emotional states of utterances had significant effects on the pause/overlap duration.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mori, Hiroki / Kasuya, Hideki (2008): "Paralinguistic effects on turn-taking behavior in expressive conversation", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 1682.