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Esthétique de la voix dans les livres audio en langue française

Abstract : Aesthetics of voice in French-language audio books. This research aims at studying listeners’ preferences in audiobooks’ voices. Samples of 8 male and 7 female voices were extracted from different audiobooks and analyzed. A survey has been carried out to obtain 69 listeners’ points of view by answering questions on vocal features. Results show that the participants’ choices depend on the literary genre. Indeed, male voices are preferred for science-fiction novels and female voices for juvenile literature and contemporary novels. Nevertheless, other literary genres that were tested do not match with a specific voice. On the other hand, essays are expected to be read with a slower speech rate, whereas listeners prefer faster speech rates in erotic novels.
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Fabrice Hirsch, Francesca Frontini, Ivana Didirková, Ján Drengubiak. Esthétique de la voix dans les livres audio en langue française. 8è Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française, Jul 2022, Orléans, France. pp.08004, ⟨10.1051/shsconf/202213808004⟩. ⟨halshs-03713877⟩



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