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The role of contour and phonation in Fuzhou tonal identification

Donohue, Cathryn


This paper examines the role that a change in phonation and a slight contour in fundamental frequency (F0) have for the perception of the three phonologically level tones in the Fuzhou variety of Chinese. An experiment was devised whereby synthetic tokens with modified F0 heights were included among natural tokens and presented to native listeners who were asked to identify specific words from a given set when they heard them. The results of the experiment show that both phonation and slight F0...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter


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