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The role of contour and phonation in Fuzhou tonal identification

Donohue, Cathryn

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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]

dc.contributor.authorDonohue, Cathryn
dc.contributor.editorCathryn Donohue
dc.contributor.editorShunichi Ishihara
dc.contributor.editorWilliam Steed
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:25:35Z
dc.identifier.isbn9783862883844
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/33496
dc.description.abstractThis 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 rise/fall are significant factors for the correct identification of the �level� tones in Fuzhou. This paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of the significance of these so-called �secondary cues� for phonology.
dc.publisherLincom Europa
dc.relation.ispartofQuantitative approaches to problems in linguistics: Studies in honour of Phil Rose
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleThe role of contour and phonation in Fuzhou tonal identification
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor200408 - Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9910377xPUB102
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDonohue, Cathryn, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage63
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage75
local.identifier.absseo950202 - Languages and Literacy
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:56:13Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationMunich, Germany
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