Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

Intonation as a Cue to Turn Management in Telephone and Face-to-Face Interactions

Miguel Oliveira Jr (1), Tiago Freitas (2)

(1) School of Psychology, St. Andrews University, UK; (2) ILTEC, Lisbon, Portugal

Melodic properties of turn boundaries in face-to-face and nonface- to-face interactions are analyzed from a production and a perception viewpoint. Results show that although listeners seem to be able to predict turn management in telephone speech when some conditions are met, melodic information by itself is for the most part insufficient to indicate turn transition to conversationalists.

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Bibliographic reference.  Oliveira Jr, Miguel / Freitas, Tiago (2008): "Intonation as a cue to turn management in telephone and face-to-face interactions", In SP-2008, 485-488.