ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

The Temporal Structure of Professional Speaking Styles in Brazilian Portuguese

Luciana Castro (1), João Antônio de Moraes (1,2)

1Laboratory of Acoustic Phonetics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(2) Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brazil

This study describes the temporal organization of speech collected from politicians, religious leaders and television news anchors, individuals for whom speech represents an essential component of their professional identity. Analysis of duration measurements of the recorded speech suggests that the temporal differences observed between the speaking styles are statistically significant.

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Bibliographic reference.  Castro, Luciana / Moraes, João Antônio de (2008): "The temporal structure of professional speaking styles in Brazilian Portuguese", In ExLing-2008, 57-60.