||Study on differences between perceptions of Japanese and Chinese emotional speech by Japanese and Chinese listeners
Zhang, ChenyiAkagi, Masato
2018 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing (NCSP2018)
362 , 2018-03-06 , Research Institute of Signal Processing, Japan
Without understanding of one language, emotional contents of a voice can still be judged by human beings. However, it is reported that differences occur in emotion perception among listeners with different mother languages. Investigating reasons that differences occur may provide a systematic method to the discussions of emotion perception in a cross-language scenario. Therefore, this study discusses commonalities and differences between emotion perception of Japanese and Chinese listeners focusing on semantic primitives (the second layer) in a three-layered model. The results suggest that Japanese and Chinese listeners have commonalities and differences in choosing semantic primitives, and the different usage of semantic primitives may explain the reason why differences occur in the emotion perception of listeners with different mother languages.