Cross-Cultural Perception of Discourse Phenomena
2009 (English)In: INTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, BAIXAS: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC , 2009, 1723-1726 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
We discuss perception studies of two low level indicators of discourse phenomena by Swedish. Japanese, and Chinese native speakers. Subjects were asked to identify upcoming prosodic boundaries and disfluencies in Swedish spontaneous speech. We hypothesize that speakers of prosodically unrelated languages should be less able to predict upcoming phrase boundaries but potentially better able to identify disfluencies, since indicators of disfluency are more likely to depend upon lexical, as well as acoustic information. However, surprisingly, we found that both phenomena were fairly well recognized by native and non-native speakers, with, however, some possible interference from word tones for the Chinese subjects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BAIXAS: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC , 2009. 1723-1726 p.
discourse, disfluency, phrase boundaries
Computer and Information Science Communication Studies Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29884ISI: 000276842800421ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70450188703OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-29884DiVA: diva2:399029
10th INTERSPEECH 2009 Conference, Brighton, ENGLAND, SEP 06-10, 2009
QC 201102212011-02-212011-02-172011-02-21Bibliographically approved