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).


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


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
Publication categoryResearch

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