Perception of prosodic social affects in Japanese: A free-labeling study

  title={Perception of prosodic social affects in Japanese: A free-labeling study},
  author={Marine Guerry and Albert Rilliard and Donna Erickson and Takaaki Shochi},
  journal={Speech prosody},
This paper presents an examination of the variable lexical labels used by listeners to identify 16 social affective expressions in Japanese language, in audiovisual presentations. A free-labeling task allows an open approach to variability in the perception of social affects, that is constrained by pre-defined force-choice paradigms. 27 L1 Japanese listeners participated in the experiment. Subjects were asked to write down one word (noun or adjective) that best describes the intended expression… 

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