Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

Speaking Style Variation and Speaker Personality

Akiko Mokhtari (1), Nick Campbell (1,2)

(1) Kobe University Graduate Institute, Japan
(2) National Institute of Information and Comunications Technology & ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Labs, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan

This paper describes two experiments that were carried out to determine the relationships between speaking style (so-called `tone-of-voice') and perceived speaker characteristics such as age and personality. We found that listeners can consistently distinguish different tones of voice from one speaker and that they showed a high degree of consistency in associating these tones with different speaker personality characteristics.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mokhtari, Akiko / Campbell, Nick (2008): "Speaking style variation and speaker personality", In SP-2008, 601-604.