Effects of Pitch and Speech Rate on Personal Attributions

@inproceedings{Apple2005EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Pitch and Speech Rate on Personal Attributions},
  author={William Apple and Lynn A. Streeter and Robert M. Krauss},
  year={2005}
}
In three experiments, subjects listened to recordings of male speakers answering two interview questions and rated the speakers on a variety of scales. The recordings had been altered so that the pitch of the speakers' voices was raised or lowered by 20% or left at its normal level, and speech rate was expanded or compressed by 30% or left at its normal rate. The results provided clear evidence that listeners use these acoustic properties in making personal attributions to speakers. Speakers… CONTINUE READING