Acoustic cues in emotive music and speech across cultures

Laura-Lee Balkwill, Lola L. Cuddy, William Forde Thompson

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The present study is part of a larger project exploring whether there are similarities and/or differences in the emotionspecific patterns of selected acoustic cues in the emotive speech of two languages (English and Japanese), and in the emotive music of two cultures (Western and Japanese). The present study focused on whether specific acoustic cues (i.e. tempo, fundamental frequency, intensity, instrumental timbre) are predictive of emotion ratings of Western and Japanese music made by Canadian (English-speaking) and Japanese listeners
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC8)
EditorsS.D. Lipscomb, R. Ashley, R.O. Gjerdingen, P. Webster
Place of PublicationAdelaide
PublisherCausal Productions
ISBN (Print)1876346507
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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