ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Emotion dimensions and formant position

Martijn Goudbeek, Jean Philippe Goldman, Klaus R. Scherer

The influence of emotion on articulatory precision was investigated in a newly established corpus of acted emotional speech. The frequencies of the first and second formant of the vowels /i/, /u/, and /a/ was measured and shown to be significantly affected by emotion dimension. High arousal resulted in a higher mean F1 in all vowels, whereas positive valence resulted in higher mean values for F2. The dimension potency/control showed a pattern of effects that was consistent with a larger vocalic triangle for emotions high in potency/control. The results are interpreted in the context of Scherer’s component process model.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-469

Cite as: Goudbeek, M., Goldman, J.P., Scherer, K.R. (2009) Emotion dimensions and formant position. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 1575-1578, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-469

  author={Martijn Goudbeek and Jean Philippe Goldman and Klaus R. Scherer},
  title={{Emotion dimensions and formant position}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},