Prosodic characteristics of read speech before and after treadmill running

Jürgen Trouvain, Khiet Phuong Truong

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    Abstract

    Physical activity leads to a respiratory behaviour that is very different to a resting state and that influences speech production. How speech parameters are exactly affected by physical activity remains largely unknown. Hence, we investigated how several prosodic parameters change under influence of physical activity and focused on temporal and breathing characteristics which have not been addressed in detail before. Speech from subjects reading aloud a text before and after a treadmill running exercise was analysed for prosodic differences between before and after running. The most important findings include a higher articulation rate, longer averaged pause and breath durations, a higher in-breath intensity, a higher out-breath rate, and a higher mean F0 for speech recorded immediately after vigorous treadmill running. These findings provide fundamental insights into how speech characteristics are affected by physical effort, and may help advance automatic classification of physical stress in speech.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Interspeech
    Place of PublicationBaixas, France
    PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
    Pages3700-3704
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
    Event16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2015 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 6 Sep 201510 Sep 2015
    Conference number: 16
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    Publication series

    NameProceedings of Interspeech
    PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association (ISCA)
    ISSN (Print)1990-9772

    Conference

    Conference16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH 2015
    Abbreviated titleINTERSPEECH
    CountryGermany
    CityDresden
    Period6/09/1510/09/15
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    Keywords

    • treadmill running
    • EWI-26647
    • IR-98917
    • Speech under physical stress
    • METIS-315134
    • prosodic analysis

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    Trouvain, J., & Truong, K. P. (2015). Prosodic characteristics of read speech before and after treadmill running. In Proceedings of Interspeech (pp. 3700-3704). (Proceedings of Interspeech). Baixas, France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).