Intonation Pattern and Duration Differences in Imitated Speech

Elisabeth Zetterholm

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The present paper is a study of one impersonator and one of
his voice imitations. The aim of the study was to investigate
how he changes his own voice and speech behavior in order to
get close to the target speaker’s. A comparison is made
between three recordings of the same text material: the target
speaker, the voice imitation and the impersonator’s own voice
and dialect. The results presented in this paper focus on mean
fundamental frequency, intonation pattern and duration
differences. It is obvious that the impersonator changes his
dialect and articulation in the voice imitation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Speech Prosody 2002
PublisherLaboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS / Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence (France)
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


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