Voice Quality: Functions, Analysis and Synthesis

August 27-29, 2003
Geneva, Switzerland

A Study of Perceived Vocal Features in Emotional Speech

Tanja Bänziger, Klaus R. Scherer

Department of Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Perceived vocal features of emotional speech have rarely been investigated. In this contribution, a procedure allowing to collect reliable judgments on the perception of voice characteristics of emotional speech is presented. Relations between acoustic parameters and perceived features of speech are described. Some benefits and potential drawbacks of studying perceived vocal features in emotional speech are introduced and discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Bänziger, Tanja / Scherer, Klaus R. (2003): "A study of perceived vocal features in emotional speech", In VOQUAL'03, 169-172.