René Collier

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Three experiments investigated the role of duration and intonation in the expression of emotions in natural and synthetic speech. Two sentences of an actor portraying seven emotions (neutral, joy, boredom, anger, sadness, fear, indignation) were acoustically analyzed. By copying pitch and duration of the original utterances to a monotonous one, it could be(More)
The purpose of the study presented in this paper and the accompanying paper [Smits et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 100, 3865-3881 (1996)] is to evaluate whether detailed or gross time-frequency structures are more relevant for the perception of place of articulation of prevocalic stop consonants. To this end, first a perception experiment is carried out with(More)
The purpose of the study presented in this paper and the accompanying paper [Smits et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 100, 3852-3864 (1996)] is to evaluate whether detailed or gross time-frequency structures are more relevant for the perception of prevocalic stop consonants. To this end, first a perception experiment was carried out with "burst-spliced" stop-vowel(More)