ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Cross-language study of vocal correlates of affective states

Irena Yanushevskaya, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Christer Gobl

This paper is concerned with a cross-cultural study of vocal correlates of affect. Speakers of 4 languages, Irish-English, Russian, Spanish and Japanese, were asked to judge affective content of synthesised stimuli of three types: (1) stimuli varying in voice quality, with a neutral pitch contour; (2) stimuli with affect-related f0 contours and modal voice; and (3) stimuli in which specific voice qualities and affect-related f0 contours were combined. Some of the main results are illustrated and point to similarities among the language groups as well as some striking cross-language/culture differences in how these stimuli map to affect.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-98

Cite as: Yanushevskaya, I., Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C. (2008) Cross-language study of vocal correlates of affective states. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 330-333, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-98

  author={Irena Yanushevskaya and Ailbhe {Ní Chasaide} and Christer Gobl},
  title={{Cross-language study of vocal correlates of affective states}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},