Expression in Speech
Analysis and Synthesis
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Expression in Speech by Mark Tatham
Book DescriptionThis book is about the nature of expression in speech. It is a comprehensive exploration of how such expression is produced and understood, and of how the emotional content of spoken words may be analysed, modelled, tested, and synthesized. Listeners can interpret tone-of-voice, assess emotional pitch, and effortlessly detect the finest modulations of speaker attitude; yet these processes present almost intractable difficulties to the researchers seeking to identify and understand them. In seeking to explain the production and perception of emotive content Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton review the potential of biological and cognitive models. They examine how the features that make up the speech production and perception systems have been studied by biologists, psychologists, and linguists, and assess how far biological, behavioural, and linguistic models generate hypotheses that provide insights into the nature of expressive speech. The authors use recent techniques in speech synthesis and automatic speech recognition as a test bed for models of expression in speech. Acknowledging that such testing presupposes a comprehensive computational model of speech production, they put forward original proposals for its foundations and show how the relevant data structures may be modelled within its framework. This pioneering book will be of central interest to researchers in linguistics and in speech science, pathology, and technology. It will also be valuable for behavioural and cognitive scientists wanting to know more about this vital and elusive aspect of human behaviour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199250677
(242mm x 162mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Tatham
Guide to Speech Production and Perception, Hardback (April 2011)
The first textbook providing an integrated model of spoken language
Expression in Speech, Paperback (September 2006)
In seeking to explain the production and perception of emotive content, this book reviews the potential of biological and cognitive models. It examines how the features that make up the speech production and perception systems have been studied by biologists, psychologists, and linguists. It is about the nature of expression in speech.
Speech Production and Perception, Hardback (May 2006)
Develops a framework for an explanatory theory of speech production, integrating with speech perception. Emphasis is placed on the difference between static models (primarily descriptive) and dynamic models that attempt to show how the basic linguistics and phonetics are related in an actual human speaker/listener.
Developments in Speech Synthesis, Hardback (February 2005)» View all books by Mark Tatham
Containing material resulting from many years' teaching and research, this book provides a comprehensive account of the theory of speech.
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Author Biography - Mark Tatham
Katherine Morton is a Fellow in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. She has published research in modelling speech production and perception within the overall framework of human communication, constrained by linguistic theory. She has taught experimental linguistics/phonetics at the University of Cambridge and the University of California.
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