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Tone production in whispered Mandarin

Chang, C. and Yao, Y. (2007) 'Tone production in whispered Mandarin.' In: Trouvain, J. and Barry, W. J., (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Dudweiler, Germany: Pirrot, pp. 1085-1088.

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Abstract

Acoustic analyses of normal voiced and whispered Mandarin Chinese reveal significant differences in duration and intensity among the four lexical tones, differences that are moreover similar across the two speech genres. In contrast to previous claims, however, these differences among the tones are found to shrink in whisper rather than being exaggerated to facilitate perception. Furthermore, individual variation exists in the production of whispered tones, which are found to shorten or lengthen with respect to normal voiced tones depending on the speaker.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Mandarin Chinese, tone, whisper, duration, intensity
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Copyright Statement: Copyright 2007 Charles B. Chang. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author.
Depositing User: Dr. Charles Chang
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 16:39
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/19106

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