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Phonetic Characteristics of Domestic Cat Vocalisations

Schötz, Susanne LU ; van de Weijer, Joost LU and Eklund, Robert (2017) 1st International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Vocal interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots p.5-6
Abstract (Swedish)

The cat (Felis catus, Linneaus 1758) has lived around or with humans for at least 10,000 years, and is now one of the most popular pets of the world with more than 600 million individuals [1], [2]. Domestic cats have developed a more extensive, variable and complex vocal repertoire than most other members of the Carnivora, which may be explained by their social organisation, their nocturnal activity and the long period of association between mother and young [3]. Still, we know surprisingly little about the phonetic characteristics of these sounds, and about the interaction between cats and humans.
Members of the research project Melody in human–cat communication (Meowsic) investigate the prosodic characteristics of cat... (More)

The cat (Felis catus, Linneaus 1758) has lived around or with humans for at least 10,000 years, and is now one of the most popular pets of the world with more than 600 million individuals [1], [2]. Domestic cats have developed a more extensive, variable and complex vocal repertoire than most other members of the Carnivora, which may be explained by their social organisation, their nocturnal activity and the long period of association between mother and young [3]. Still, we know surprisingly little about the phonetic characteristics of these sounds, and about the interaction between cats and humans.
Members of the research project Melody in human–cat communication (Meowsic) investigate the prosodic characteristics of cat vocalisations as well as the communication between human and cat. The first step includes a categorisation of cat vocalisations. In the next step it will be investigated how humans perceive the vocal signals of domestic cats. This paper presents an outline of the project which has only recently started. (Less)
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cat vocalisation phonetic
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Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Vocal interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots
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Dassow, Angela; Marxer, Ricard; Moore, Roger K.; ; and
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1st International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots
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  abstract     = {<br/>The cat (Felis catus, Linneaus 1758) has lived around or with humans for at least 10,000 years, and is now one of the most popular pets of the world with more than 600 million individuals [1], [2]. Domestic cats have developed a more extensive, variable and complex vocal repertoire than most other members of the Carnivora, which may be explained by their social organisation, their nocturnal activity and the long period of association between mother and young [3]. Still, we know surprisingly little about the phonetic characteristics of these sounds, and about the interaction between cats and humans.<br/>Members of the research project Melody in human–cat communication (Meowsic) investigate the prosodic characteristics of cat vocalisations as well as the communication between human and cat. The first step includes a categorisation of cat vocalisations. In the next step it will be investigated how humans perceive the vocal signals of domestic cats. This paper presents an outline of the project which has only recently started.},
  author       = {Schötz, Susanne and van de Weijer, Joost and Eklund, Robert},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Vocal interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots},
  editor       = {Dassow, Angela and Marxer, Ricard and Moore, Roger K.},
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  keyword      = {cat vocalisation phonetic},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  pages        = {5--6},
  title        = {Phonetic Characteristics of Domestic Cat Vocalisations},
  year         = {2017},
}