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Millions of people engage in spoken interactions with voice activated artificially intelligent (voice-AI) systems in their everyday lives. This study explores whether speakers have a voice-AI-specific register, relative to their speech toward an adult human. Furthermore, this study tests if speakers have targeted error correction strategies for voi...
Speech alignment is where talkers subconsciously adopt the speech and language patterns of their interlocutor. Nowadays, people of all ages are speaking with voice-activated, artificially-intelligent (voice-AI) digital assistants through phones or smart speakers. This study examines participants’ age (older adults, 53–81 years old vs. younger adult...
Listeners show better-than-chance discrimination of nasalized and oral vowels occurring in appropriate consonantal contexts. Yet, the methods for investigating partial perceptual compensation for nasal coarticulation often include nasal and oral vowels containing naturally different pitch contours. Listeners may therefore be discriminating between...
The current study explores the extent to which humans vocally align to digital device voices (i.e., Apple's Siri) and human voices. First, participants shadowed word productions by 4 model talkers: a female and a male digital device voice, and a female and a male real human voice. Second, an independent group of raters completed an AXB task assessi...