Speaker: Julia Hirshberg
Title: Entrainment in Prosody, Turn-taking, and Social Behaviors
When people speak together, they often adapt aspects of their speaking style based upon the style of their conversational partner. This phenomena goes by many names, including adaptation, alignment, and entrainment, inter alia. In this talk, I will describe experiments in prosodic entrainment in the Columbia Games Corpus, a larger corpus of speech recorded from subjects playing a series of computer games. I will discuss how prosodic entrainment is related to turn-taking behaviors, to several measures of task and dialogue success, and to perceived social behaviors. This is joint work with Stefan Benus, AgustA n Gravano, Ani Nenkova, Rivka Levitan, and Laura Willson.