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A perception study on the third tone in Mandarin Chinese

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dc.contributor.author Cao, Rui
dc.contributor.author Sarmah, Priyankoo
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-21T23:01:36Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-21T23:01:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Cao, Rui, and Priyankoo Sarmah. 2007. A perception study on the third tone in Mandarin Chinese. UTA Working Papers in Linguistics 2.51-66. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1196
dc.description.abstract This experimental study examines the role of the shape of the pitch contour in the perception of the Mandarin Chinese tone 3.2 A set of stimuli was constructed by varying the pitch of tone 3 on two conditions: (1) varying the duration of the dip (or turning point) and (2) varying the timing of the turning point (duration of the slope). The manipulated pitch contours of tone 3 were presented to the native speakers of Mandarin Chinese in two sets: (a) a set of speech stimuli and (b) a set of non-speech stimuli. The participants of the experiment were asked to perform a judgment task in order to identify the tone. The results were analyzed and it was found that there is a specific range of the stimuli in both conditions where tone 3 is perceived by native Mandarin Chinese speakers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics & TESOL en_US
dc.subject mandarin chinese language en_US
dc.subject linguistics en_US
dc.subject tone en_US
dc.subject perception en_US
dc.subject phonology en_US
dc.subject third tone en_US
dc.title A perception study on the third tone in Mandarin Chinese en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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