Paralinguistic Information and Biological Codes in Intra- and Interspecific Vocal Communication: A pilot study of Humans and Domestic Cats

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This pilot study is an attempt to explore how fundamental frequency (f0) as an acoustic correlate to paralinguistic infor- mation and biological codes are em- ployed in interspecific vocal communi- cation. Measures of f0 in human (Homo sapiens) and domestic cat (Felis catus) intra- and interspecific communication were compared. Results showed higher mean f0 in interspecific than intraspe- cific utterances for both species, while all cat-directed utterances had higher f0 range and standard deviation (sd).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from FONETIK 2019 Stockholm, June 10–12, 2019
EditorsMattias Heldner
Place of PublicationStockholm
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7797-985-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 10

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

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