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Chimpanzee vocal communication

Workshop über Vocalisation mit Katie Slocombe


Organisation: Katja Liebal


Talk by Dr. Katie Slocombe, University of York: Chimpanzee vocal communication: roots to human language

Research of vocal communication

  • Vocal production: context specific calling, structural-motivational rules, prosody in speech, signal design
  • Perception of vocal signals:  information extraction from calls in vocalization research
  • Discussion of emotion/information dichotomy
  • Data collection: Equipment needed, how to use it well, how to collect vocal data

The vocal data set: pitfalls to avoid.

  • Analysing vocalizations:  software needed, basics of acoustic analysis, statistical analysis

Analysis of vocal data with PRAAT (practical session)