Convergence of laughter in conversational speech: effects of quantity, temporal alignment and imitation

Jürgen Trouvain, Khiet Phuong Truong

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    Abstract

    A crucial feature of spoken interaction is joint activity at various linguistic and phonetic levels that requires fine-tuned coordination. This study gives a brief overview on how laughing in conversational speech can be phonetically analysed as partner-specific adaptation and joint vocal action. Laughter as a feature of social bonding leads to the assumption that when laughter appears in dialogues it is performed by both interlocutors. One possible type of convergence is when the conversational partners adapt their amount of laughter during their interaction.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech, ISICS 2012
    Place of PublicationAix-en-Provence
    PublisherLaboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS
    Pages37-38
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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    Keywords

    • EWI-22923
    • Convergence
    • IR-83668
    • Temporal alignment
    • METIS-296234
    • Laughter

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    Trouvain, J., & Truong, K. P. (2012). Convergence of laughter in conversational speech: effects of quantity, temporal alignment and imitation. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Imitation and Convergence in Speech, ISICS 2012 (pp. 37-38). Aix-en-Provence: Laboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS.