Phonetic Characteristics of Domestic Cat Vocalisations

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Abstract


The cat (Felis catus, Linneaus 1758) has lived around or with humans for at least 10,000 years, and is now one of the most popular pets of the world with more than 600 million individuals [1], [2]. Domestic cats have developed a more extensive, variable and complex vocal repertoire than most other members of the Carnivora, which may be explained by their social organisation, their nocturnal activity and the long period of association between mother and young [3]. Still, we know surprisingly little about the phonetic characteristics of these sounds, and about the interaction between cats and humans.
Members of the research project Melody in human–cat communication (Meowsic) investigate the prosodic characteristics of cat vocalisations as well as the communication between human and cat. The first step includes a categorisation of cat vocalisations. In the next step it will be investigated how humans perceive the vocal signals of domestic cats. This paper presents an outline of the project which has only recently started.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Linköping University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Språk och litteratur
  • Biologiska vetenskaper
  • Robotteknik och automation

Nyckelord

Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkFonetiska drag hos tamkattens vokaliseringar
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Vocal interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots
Undertitel på gästpublikationVIHAR 2017
RedaktörerAngela Dassow, Ricard Marxer, Roger K. Moore
Sidor5–6
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-2-9562029-0-5
StatusPublished - 2017 aug 25
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang - Skövde, Sverige

Workshop

Workshop1st International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots
LandSverige
OrtSkövde
Period2017/09/252017/09/26

Relaterad forskningsoutput

Susanne Schötz 2015 Working Papers. Svensson Lundmark, M., Ambrazaitis, G. & Weijer, J. V. D. (red.). Lund University, Vol. 55, s. 85-90 6 s.

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Susanne Schötz & Joost van de Weijer 2014 Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody : Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech Prosody. Campbell, N., Gibbon, D. & Hirst, D. (red.).

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Susanne Schötz 2013 [Host publication title missing]. Eklund, R. (red.). Linköping University, s. 65-68 4 s.

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