Russian lament is a vocal form used by village women to express grief that can be either spontaneous or ritualistic. The purpose of this study is to examine the patterns of vocal fold vibration as observed from high speed imaging during singing, speaking and lamenting. It was found that for lamenting, compared with singing or speaking, the vocal folds are (1) longer and thinner, (2) more tense and (3) less periodic. These observations are accompanied by (1) higher F0, (2) smaller H1-A3 values, and (3) more acoustic instability. More work is needed with additional speakers to con 12;rm these 12;ndings.
Bibliographic reference. Mazo, Margarita / Sakakibara, Ken-ichi / Imagawa, Hiroshi / Tayama, Niro / Erickson, Donna (2010): "Vocal fold vibration in vocal expression of sadness: lamenting, speaking and singing", In InterSinging-2010, 15-22.