A phonetic pilot study of chirp, chatter, tweet and tweedle in three domestic cats

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Abstract

This study collected 257 vocalisations from three domestic cats when they were watching birds through the window. The sounds were subdivided into the types chatter, chirp, tweet and tweedle, and analysed for duration and F0. Variation was found within and between these types as well as within and between the three cats in both duration and F0. A tentative taxonomy of prey-observing cat vocalisations is suggested based on words used for bird sounds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
EditorsRobert Eklund
PublisherLinköping University
Pages65-68
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventFonetik 2013 - Linköping, Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 2013 Jun 122013 Jun 13

Conference

ConferenceFonetik 2013
Country/TerritorySweden
CityLinköping
Period2013/06/122013/06/13

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

Keywords

  • cat vocalisations
  • felid vocalisations

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