ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

What makes a good speaker? subject ratings, acoustic measurements and perceptual evaluations

Eva Strangert, Joakim Gustafson

This paper deals with subjective qualities and acoustic-prosodic features contributing to the impression of a good speaker. Subjects rated a variety of samples of political speech on a number of subjective qualities and acoustic features were extracted from the speech samples. A perceptual evaluation was also conducted with manipulations of F0 dynamics, fluency and speech rate with the sample of the lowest rated speaker as a basis. Subjects' ranking revealed a clear preference for modified versions over the original with F0 dynamics - a wider range - being the most powerful cue.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-368

Cite as: Strangert, E., Gustafson, J. (2008) What makes a good speaker? subject ratings, acoustic measurements and perceptual evaluations. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1688-1691, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-368

@inproceedings{strangert08_interspeech,
  author={Eva Strangert and Joakim Gustafson},
  title={{What makes a good speaker? subject ratings, acoustic measurements and perceptual evaluations}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1688--1691},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-368}
}