Encoding and Decoding of Emotional Speech

A Cross-Cultural and Multimodal Study between Chinese and Japanese

  • Aijun Li

Part of the Prosody, Phonology and Phonetics book series (PRPHPH)

About this book


This book addresses the subject of emotional speech, especially its encoding and decoding process during interactive communication, based on an improved version of Brunswik’s Lens Model. The process is shown to be influenced by the speaker’s and the listener’s linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as by the transmission channels used. Through both psycholinguistic and phonetic analysis of emotional multimodality data for two typologically different languages, i.e., Chinese and Japanese, the book demonstrates and elucidates the mutual and differing decoding and encoding schemes of emotional speech in Chinese and Japanese.


Brunswik’s Lens Model Cross-Cultural Study Emotional Cues Emotional Speech Interactive Communication Psycholinguistic

Authors and affiliations

  • Aijun Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Phonetics and Speech Science LaboratoryInstitute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47690-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47691-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-8700
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8719
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