A reconsideration of universal properties of tonal coarticulation

Si Chen, Caroline Wiltshire, Bin Li

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Abstract

Although many languages show similar properties in tonal coarticulation, some languages examined recently exhibit properties against previous findings. This study performed statistical analysis including one-way repeated measures ANOVA with Greenhouse-Geisser adjusted values and linear mixed effects models to explore properties of tonal coarticulation in Nanjing Chinese. The results show similar magnitude in carryover and anticipatory effects, inconsistent with most languages examined, and the results for the H/L asymmetry in Nanjing Chinese are not consistent with the literature either. The findings in this study and other recent studies contrary to previous beliefs call for further studies to enhance our understanding of the universality of tonal coarticulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Conference of the Oriental Chapter of International Committee for Coordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques, O-COCOSDA 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages200-204
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509035168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2017
Event19th Annual Conference of the Oriental Chapter of International Committee for Coordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques, O-COCOSDA 2016 - Grand Aston Benoa, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Conference

Conference19th Annual Conference of the Oriental Chapter of International Committee for Coordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques, O-COCOSDA 2016
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBali
Period26/10/1628/10/16

Keywords

  • anticipatory effects
  • carryover effects
  • Nanjing Chinese
  • tonal coarticulation
  • typology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Linguistics and Language

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