Prosodic cues for rated politeness in Japanese speech

  title={Prosodic cues for rated politeness in Japanese speech},
  author={Etsuko Ofuka and J. Denis McKeown and Mitch G. Waterman and Peter J. Roach},
  journal={Speech Communication},
In order to examine potential acoustic cues for politeness in Japanese speech, F0 and temporal aspects of polite and casual utterances of two question sentences spoken by 6 male native speakers were acoustically analysed. The analysis showed that F0 movement of the ®nal part of utterances and speech rate of utterance were consistently di€erently used in these di€erent speaking styles across all the speakers. Perceptual experiments with listeners con®rmed that these acoustic variables, which… CONTINUE READING
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