Synthesized speech intelligibility and persuasion: Speech rate and non-native listeners

@article{Jones2007SynthesizedSI,
  title={Synthesized speech intelligibility and persuasion: Speech rate and non-native listeners},
  author={Caroline Jones and Lynn Berry and Catherine J. Stevens},
  journal={Computer Speech & Language},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={641-651}
}
This experiment assessed the effect of variation in speech rate on comprehension and persuasiveness of a message presented in text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis to native and non-native listeners. Eighty non-native speakers of English and 80 native speakers of Australian English were randomly assigned to listen to eight banking product descriptions under one of four conditions: normal rate (155 words per minute) with no background noise, normal rate with multi-talker background noise (+6 dB SNR… CONTINUE READING
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