Southeast Asian Linguistics Research Unit

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Expressing the opposite: Acoustic cues of Thai verbal irony

The present study examined the acoustic cues of sarcasm in Thai. Four Thai speakers participated in two reading tasks: neutrality and sarcasm reading. Speech rate, F0 mean, F0 range, amplitude mean, amplitude range, F0 slope, and F0 intercept were measured and analyzed. The results indicated that sarcasm was produced at