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Prosodic Styles and Personality Styles: are the two interrelated

By Dr. Brigitte Zellner Keller

Abstract

The “individuation” of oral language - what makes a speaker different from another - is still largely an unknown territory [1], especially with respect to the individual and creative use of speech prosody. This pilot study raises fundamental, methodological and empirical issues concerning the relationship between speakers’ prosodic styles and their personality profiles. Our preliminary results support the hypothesis of a relationship between prosodic styles and "personality style" as perceived by listeners

Topics: Psycholinguistics, Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Publisher: ISCA
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:4856
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