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Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton


This book is about the nature of expression in speech. It is a comprehensive exploration of how such expression is produced and understood, and of how the emotional content of spoken words may be analysed, modelled, tested, and synthesized. Listeners can interpret tone-of-voice, assess emotional pitch, and effortlessly detect the finest modulations of speaker attitude; yet these processes present almost intractable difficulties to the researchers seeking to identify and understand them. In seeking to explain the production and perception of emotive content, the book reviews the potential of bi ... More

Keywords: emotive content, tone-of-voice, emotional pitch, speaker attitude, biological models, cognitive models, expressive speech

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199250677
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Tatham, author
University of Essex
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Katherine Morton, author
formerly University of Essex