Prosodic and voice quality analyses of loud speech: differences of hot anger and far-directed speech

Carlos T. Ishi, Takayuki Kanda


´╗┐In this study, we analyzed the differences in acoustic-prosodic and voice quality features of loud speech in two situations: hot anger (aggressive/frenzy speech) and far-directed speech (i.e., speech addressed to a person in a far distance). Analysis results indicated that both types are accompanied by louder power and higher pitch, while differences were observed in the intonation: far-directed voices tend to have large power and high pitch over the whole utterance, while angry speech has more pitch movements in a larger pitch range. Regarding voice quality, both types tend to be tenser (higher vocal effort), but angry speech tends to be more pressed, with local appearance of harsh voices (with irregularities in the vocal fold vibrations).


 DOI: 10.21437/SMM.2019-1

Cite as: Ishi, C.T., Kanda, T. (2019) Prosodic and voice quality analyses of loud speech: differences of hot anger and far-directed speech. Proc. SMM19, Workshop on Speech, Music and Mind 2019, 1-5, DOI: 10.21437/SMM.2019-1.


@inproceedings{Ishi2019,
  author={Carlos T. Ishi and Takayuki Kanda},
  title={{Prosodic and voice quality analyses of loud speech: differences of hot anger and far-directed speech}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. SMM19, Workshop on Speech, Music and Mind 2019},
  pages={1--5},
  doi={10.21437/SMM.2019-1},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SMM.2019-1}
}