ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

Speaking style variation and speaker personality

Akiko Mokhtari, Nick Campbell

This paper describes two experiments that were carried out to determine the relationships between speaking style (so-called `tone-of-voice') and perceived speaker characteristics such as age and personality. We found that listeners can consistently distinguish different tones of voice from one speaker and that they showed a high degree of consistency in associating these tones with different speaker personality characteristics.


Cite as: Mokhtari, A., Campbell, N. (2008) Speaking style variation and speaker personality. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 601-604

@inproceedings{mokhtari08_speechprosody,
  author={Akiko Mokhtari and Nick Campbell},
  title={{Speaking style variation and speaker personality}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},
  pages={601--604}
}