General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Emotional expression in speech
Language EN
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Maciej Karpiński
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 09-ALEEIS-PIE-11


Module aim (aims)

The participants will learn on the vocal means of emotional expression in human, its evolutionary and developmental background.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic competence in general linguistics and phonetics is recommended.


Week 1: Introduction: presentation of the syllabus, explaining basic notions

Week 2: Emotions: their origin, development, expression, and function   

Week 3: Emotions, feelings, and attitudes. Theoretical approaches to human emotions. What evokes emotions, what modulates the expression of emotions.

Week 4: Data and metadata acquisition for emotional speech studies

Week 5: Empirical study of emotional speech: an overview of methods, techniques, tools and challenges  

Week 6: Experimental design and perception studies: the framework and examples

Week 7: Duration in speech: definition, units, production and perception.

Week 8: Duration in emotional speech. 

Week 9: Pitch: definition and units of measurement. Perception of pitch. 

Week 10: Pitch in emotional voice

Week 11: Voice quality in speech: how to define it and how capture it     

Week 12: The quality of emotional voice

Week 13: Integrating skills: analysing samples of emotional speech

Week 14: Discussion on the final projects      

Week 15: Discussion on the final projects and summary of the lecture

Reading list