DFKI-LT - A Shadowing Experiment with Natural and Synthetic Stimuli

Iona Gessinger, Eran Raveh, Johannah O'Mahony, Ingmar Steiner, Bernd Möbius
A Shadowing Experiment with Natural and Synthetic Stimuli
1 Phonetik & Phonologie 12, München, Germany, k.A., 10/2016
 
Inter-speaker accommodation is a phenomenon observed in human communication. Phonetic convergence is one way for a speaker to accommodate to an interlocutor. It is defined as an increase in segmental and suprasegmen- tal similarities between two speakers [1]. Phonetic con- vergence has been found for human-to-human interaction in both spontaneous, conversational speech [1, 2] and non-conversational speech occurring in experimental set- tings such as the shadowing task [3, 4]. Previous studies on convergence in human-to-human interaction looked at suprasegmental features such as f0 range [5] and speak- ing rate [6], as well as segmental features such as spectral properties of vowels [3] and voice onset time [7].
 
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