Perhaps due to limitations imposed by physiology and psychology, The vowels people perceive tend to be not very consistent with the objective existence. From this point of view, analyzing the perceptual boundary of vowels bears considerable significance. The exploration of the perceptual boundary of first-level vowels/ə/ and /u/ by identifying and discriminating sounds from phonetic experiments, plus statistical methodology from sociolinguistics will provide useful methods and statistics regarding perception patterns of vowels. The results of these experiments show that a perceptual boundary exists between /ə/ and /u/ in Mandarin, and is consistent with the corresponding acoustic patterns. The boundary position is dynamic and is influenced by tone，gender, the word order presented on the test interface etc.
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Title of host publication||听感格局|
|Publisher||The Commercial Press|
|Publication status||Published - May 2019|