12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Florence, Italy
August 27-31. 2011

Acoustic and Prosodic Correlates of Social Behavior

Agustín Gravano (1), Rivka Levitan (2), Laura Willson (2), Štefan Beňuš (3), Julia Hirschberg (2), Ani Nenkova (4)

(1) Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
(2) Columbia University, USA
(3) Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Republic
(4) University of Pennsylvania, USA

We describe acoustic/prosodic and lexical correlates of social variables annotated on a large corpus of task-oriented spontaneous speech. We employ Amazon Mechanical Turk to label the corpus with a large number of social behaviors, examining results of three of these here. We find significant differences between male and female speakers for perceptions of attempts to be liked, likeability, speech planning, that also differ depending upon the gender of their conversational partners.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Gravano, Agustín / Levitan, Rivka / Willson, Laura / Beňuš, Štefan / Hirschberg, Julia / Nenkova, Ani (2011): "Acoustic and prosodic correlates of social behavior", In INTERSPEECH-2011, 97-100.