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A case study of successful voice imitation

Zetterholm, Elisabeth LU (2002) In Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 27(2). p.80-83
Abstract
Our voices and speech behaviour give cues to the listener as to our identity. These cues make it possible for the listener to recognise a voice without seeing the speaker. A professional impersonator has to identify the salient and characteristic features of the target voice in order to succeed. The present phonetic study of a Swedish professional impersonator and one of his voice imitations compares the target voice, the voice imitation and the impersonator's own voice. The findings indicate that a successful impersonation is the result of the impersonator's ability to alter his voice in numerous ways.
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Voice Imitation, Target Voice, Speech Behaviour, Characteristic Features, Speaker Identification
in
Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
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27
issue
2
pages
80 - 83
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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  • scopus:0036444784
ISSN
1401-5439
DOI
10.1080/140154302760409301
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English
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  series       = {Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology},
  title        = {A case study of successful voice imitation},
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  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2002},
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