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Effect of Creaky Voice Simulation of Third-Tone Perception in Mandarin Chinese

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Title:Effect of Creaky Voice Simulation of Third-Tone Perception in Mandarin Chinese
Authors:Van Way, John
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 May 2014
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Van Way, John. 2014. Effect of Creaky Voice Simulation of Third-Tone Perception in Mandarin Chinese. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 45(3).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:Mandarin tones have traditionally been described by differences in pitch. However, the second tone (rising) and third tone (low/dipping) are perceptually close and have been shown to be a problematic pair for L1 and L2 Mandarin learners. Creaky voice has been observed in third-tone production, and has been shown to aid accurate identification. This study finds that creaky voice resynthesized in second-tone tokens can cause third tone identification, which leads to a reconsideration of the role of phonation, in comparison with pitch, when listeners distinguish these two tones.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73252
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2014
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2014


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