What makes a good speaker?: Subject ratings, acoustic measurements and perceptual evaluations
2008 (English)In: Proc. Annu. Conf. Int. Speech. Commun. Assoc., INTERSPEECH, 2008, 1688-1691 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper deals with subjective qualities and acoustic-prosodic features contributing to the impression of a good speaker. Subjects rated a variety of samples of political speech on a number of subjective qualities and acoustic features were extracted from the speech samples. A perceptual evaluation was also conducted with manipulations of F0 dynamics, fluency and speech rate with the sample of the lowest rated speaker as a basis. Subjects' ranking revealed a clear preference for modified versions over the original with F0 dynamics - a wider range - being the most powerful cue.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 1688-1691 p.
, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH, ISSN 1990-9772
Acoustic measurements, Prosody, Speaker skill, Subject ratings, Synthesis evaluation, Acoustic measuring instruments, Acoustic variables measurement, Extraction, Speech communication
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-153326ISI: 000277026100451ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867211140OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-153326DiVA: diva2:756200
INTERSPEECH 2008 - 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, 22-26 September 2008, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
QC 201410162014-10-162014-10-032014-10-16Bibliographically approved