Personality in speech perception & production

Website: Personality in speech perception & production

Event date: Sunday, July 17; Morrill Hall 106
Event length: 9am - 5pm

Daniela Müller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Keith Johnson, University of California at Berkeley
Recent years have witnessed an increase in experimental investigations probing the link between the personality characteristics of the individual speaker-listener on the one hand and her speech perception and production strategies on the other hand, thereby adding important insights to the growing body of research demonstrating inter-individual differences in the construction of a phonetic persona. The ultimate purpose of this strand of investigations is to uncover the mechanisms behind the actuation of sound change beyond the acoustic properties of the speech signal and the physiological constraints on the vocal tract as well as to gain a deeper understanding of the spread of sound change from one individual to the next.