14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999


Vocal Expression and Perception of Emotion in Korean

Soo-Jin Chung

Institut de Phonétique, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, CNRS/UPRESA 7018, Paris, France

The present study investigates the vocal expression of emotions in Korean and the perception of the emotions by Korean, American, and French listeners. The emotions were taken from spontaneous speech of three female Koreans. The listeners rated the emotionality on the scales of emotional valence and activation. The results showed that the listeners agreed on the global emotional perception. However, they differed in the subtle distinction of emotionality of the speakers, due the different use of lexical, cultural, and acoustical information.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chung, Soo-Jin (1999): "Vocal expression and perception of emotion in Korean", In ICPhS-14, 969-972.