Why Foil 4? A first look

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Abstract

Recent studies have shown that ability to recognize an imitated voice is
affected by topic and familiarity with the person being imitated. The signal
detection methods used in those studies give no specific information about
the distribution of non matching positive responses (false alarms) amongst
voices used as distracters (foils). This paper shows that there was a selective
listener preference for Foil 4. However, preliminary comparison of Foil 4
with the target imitated voice has not revealed conclusively any similarities
in speech features that account for listeners’ preferential selection.

Details

Authors
  • Elisabeth Zetterholm
  • Erik Eriksson
  • Frank Kügler
  • Kirk P. H. Sullivan
  • Jan van Doorn
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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from Fonetik 2003 ; Phonum 9
EditorsMattias Heldner
PublisherDept. of Philosophy and Linguistics, Univ. Umeå
Pages161-164
Volume9
ISBN (Print)91-7305-430-5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Publication series

Name
Volume9