Distinct behaviors in convergence across measures
- Uriel CohenPriva, CLPS, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
- Chelsea Sanker, CLPS, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
AbstractWe present data on convergence in the Switchboard corpus, addressing diffindividualserences across measures and across speakers. We measured convergence in four characteristics, to test consistency in related and unrelated measures: F0 median, F0 variance, speech rate, and odds of the fillers _uh_ and _um_. Convergence was significant in all measures and exhibited variation both between and within individuals. Most notably, convergence in one measure was not predictive of convergence in other measures, except between closely related measures. The results demonstrate some of the limitations of generalizing convergence results from one measure to other measures.
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