Re: emotional tone (Christel de Bruijn )

Subject: Re: emotional tone
From:    Christel de Bruijn  <christel(at)LARYNX.SHEF.AC.UK>
Date:    Mon, 2 Dec 2002 11:39:45 +0000

Dear Bill, A few months ago, the LDC released a corpus containing emotional speech (and prosodic transcripts) for the English language. I'm not sure which variant of English, I suspect it might be American English. (I suppose there will be a language dependence issue for emotional prosody). I've attached the release anouncement (advertised on the LINGUIST list). It contains a link to the product on the LDC website. Best wishes, Christel Christel de Bruijn Department of Human Communication Sciences University of Sheffield 31 Claremont Crescent Sheffield S10 2TA United Kingdom phone: (+44) (0)114 22 22410 fax: (+44) (0)114 27 30547 e-mail: christel(at) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 16:38:02 -0000 From: LINGUIST List <linguist(at)> To: LINGUIST(at) Subject: 13.1990, FYI: Emotional Prosody Corpus from the LDC LINGUIST List: Vol-13-1990. Fri Jul 26 2002. ISSN: 1068-4875. Subject: 13.1990, FYI: Emotional Prosody Corpus from the LDC Moderators: Anthony Aristar, Wayne State U.<aristar(at)> Helen Dry, Eastern Michigan U. <hdry(at)> Reviews (reviews(at) Simin Karimi, U. of Arizona Terence Langendoen, U. of Arizona Consulting Editor: Andrew Carnie, U. of Arizona <carnie(at)> Editors (linguist(at) Karen Milligan, WSU Naomi Ogasawara, EMU James Yuells, EMU Marie Klopfenstein, WSU Michael Appleby, EMU Heather Taylor, EMU Ljuba Veselinova, Stockholm U. Richard John Harvey, EMU Dina Kapetangianni, EMU Renee Galvis, WSU Karolina Owczarzak, EMU Anita Wang, EMU Software: John Remmers, E. Michigan U. <remmers(at)> Gayathri Sriram, E. Michigan U. <gayatri(at)> Zhenwei Chen, E. Michigan U. <zhenwei(at)> Home Page: The LINGUIST List is funded by Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University, and donations from subscribers and publishers. Editor for this issue: Marie Klopfenstein <marie(at)> =================================Directory================================= 1) Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:46:44 -0400 From: LDC Office <ldc(at)> Subject: New Release from the LDC -------------------------------- Message 1 ------------------------------- Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:46:44 -0400 From: LDC Office <ldc(at)> Subject: New Release from the LDC * Emotional Prosody Speech and Transcripts * The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Emotional Prosody Speech and Transcripts corpus. This five disc publication contains audio recordings and corresponding transcripts designed to support research in emotional prosody. The recordings consist of professional actors reading a series of semantically neutral utterances (dates and numbers) spanning fourteen distinct emotional categories. The Prosody Recordings Project aims to capture the aspects of speech (emotion, intonation) that are lacking in the written form of a message. In these experiments, simple phrases are expressed in ways that reflect varied contexts. The same phrase might be used to answer different questions, address listeners at varying distances from the speaker, or express distinct emotional states. For further information, including a sample transcript and a link to the Prosody Recordings Project, please visit: Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 2002 Membership Year will be able to receive this corpus free of charge. Nonmembers may purchase this publication for $1500. If you need additional information before placing your order, or would like to inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email to <ldc(at)> or call (215) 573-1275. - ------------------------------------------------------------------ Linguistic Data Consortium Phone: (215) 573-1275 3615 Market Street Fax: (215) 573-2175 Suite 200 email: ldc(at) Philadelphia, PA 19104-2608 www: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- LINGUIST List: Vol-13-1990

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