The long-term spectral measurement of voice quality as a social and personality marker: A review

Pittam J. (1987) The long-term spectral measurement of voice quality as a social and personality marker: A review. Language and Speech, 30 1: 1-12. doi:10.1177/002383098703000101


Author Pittam J.
Title The long-term spectral measurement of voice quality as a social and personality marker: A review
Journal name Language and Speech   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0023-8309
Publication date 1987
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/002383098703000101
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Subject 3310 Linguistics and Language
3312 Sociology and Political Science
1203 Design Practice and Management
3616 Speech and Hearing
Abstract As a long-term vocal feature, voice quality can function as a marker of individuality, be a carrier of personality characteristics and affect, as well as being characteristic of social and ethnic groups. In measuring voice quality acoustically, therefore, the most appropriate measure is one that reflects this long-term nature, particularly when perceptual judgments are to be related to the acoustic values. One potentially useful long-term acoustic measure of voice quality is the long-term average spectrum. This paper reviews the success of the long-term average spectrum in discriminating voice qualities, and the consequent usefulness to researchers working in such areas as phonetics, communications, cross-cultural studies, personality and the social psychology of language.
Keyword long-term average spectrum
personality marker
social marker
voice quality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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