Communicative needs and respiratory constraints
2015 (English)In: Proceedings Interspeech 2015, Dresden, Germany: ISCA , 2015, 3051-3055 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This study investigates timing of communicative behaviour with respect to speaker’s respiratory cycle. The data is drawn from a corpus of multiparty conversations in Swedish. We find that while longer utterances (> 1 s) are tied, predictably, primarily to exhalation onset, shorter vocalisations are spread more uni- formly across the respiratory cycle. In addition, nods, which are free from any respiratory constraints, are most frequently found around exhalation offsets, where respiratory requirements for even a short utterance are not satisfied. We interpret the results to reflect the economy principle in speech production, whereby respiratory effort, associated primarily with starting a new respiratory cycle, is minimised within the scope of speaker’s communicative goals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dresden, Germany: ISCA , 2015. 3051-3055 p.
breathing, multiparty conversation, speech pro- duction, multimodal feedback
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject Phonetics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120588OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-120588DiVA: diva2:853664
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2014-1072
The research presented here was funded in part by the Swedish Research Council project 2014-1072 Andning i samtal (Breathing in conversation). 2015-09-142015-09-142015-09-14Bibliographically approved