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What makes a good speaker? subjective ratings and acoustic measurements
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
2007 (English)In: Proceedings from Fonetik 2007: speech, music and hearing, quarterly progress and status report, TMH-QPSR, Vol 50, 2007, 2007, 29-32 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper deals with qualities contributing to the impression of a “good speaker” – a speaker capable of catching the attention of an audience through her/his way of speaking. Subjective ratings of speaker qualities were correlated with acoustic analyses of samples of speech produced in Swedish parliament debates. Raters reliably differentiated between more and less skilled speakers and reached good agreement on qualities contributing to their impression. Acoustic measurements reveal substantial differences with regard to F0 and duration features for speakers rated high and low, respectively, on speaker skill.

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2007. 29-32 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17564OAI: diva2:157237
Available from: 2010-11-26 Created: 2007-11-13 Last updated: 2010-11-29Bibliographically approved

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