DFKI-LT - A Shadowing Experiment with Natural and Synthetic Stimuli
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 . 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  and speak- ing rate , as well as segmental features such as spectral properties of vowels  and voice onset time .