15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Phonetics of Emotion in Russian Speech

Veronika Makarova (1), Valery A. Petrushin (2)

(1) Meikai University, Japan
(2) Accenture, USA

This paper provides a description of the structure and goals of the database of Russian Language Affective (emotional) utterances. It also reports some preliminary results of an experimental phonetic analysis of the acoustic characteristics of emotional utterances (surprise, happiness, anger, sadness and fear) vs. neutral ones in Russian. The study utilizes 600 database utterances by 10 speakers. Special focus of the study is placed on interactions between prosody and syntactic patterns of utterances.

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Bibliographic reference.  Makarova, Veronika / Petrushin, Valery A. (2003): "Phonetics of emotion in Russian speech", In ICPhS-15, 2857-2860.