Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis by Mark Tatham

Expression in Speech: Analysis and Synthesis

byMark Tatham, Katherine Morton

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This 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, assessemotional 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 andKatherine 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 generatehypotheses 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 andshow 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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Mark Tatham is Professor in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. He researches the theory of the production and perception of speech within the general theory of linguistics. He has taught phonology, computational modelling, and speech aspects of neuro-psychology at the University of California and th...
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Title:Expression in Speech: Analysis and SynthesisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:430 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.07 inPublished:February 25, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199250677

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Table of Contents

Introduction1 Expression in Speech1. Natural Speech2. Speech Synthesis3. Expression in Natural Speech4. Expression in Synthetic Speech5. The Perception of Expression2 Transferring Natural Expression to Synthesis6. The State of the Art7. Emotion in Speech Synthesis8. Recent Developments in Synthesis Models3 Expression and Emotion: The Research9. The Biology and Psychology Perspectives10. The Linguistics, Phonology, and Phonetics Perspective11. The Speech Technology Perspective12. The Influence of Emotion Studies4 Development of an Integrated Model of Expression13. The Beginnings of a Generalized Model of Expression14. All Speech is Expression Based15. Expressive Synthesis - The Longer Term16. An Expression and Prosody Based Model of Speech ProductionConclusionReferences

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`In sum, this volume updates the reader on the relevant theories and literature, analyzes the problems of this topic, and suggests a new way of looking at the problem. It is pedagogically written, with the important points highlighted and with leading questions.'The Phonetician