Whether and how do mandarin sandhied tone 3 and underlying tone 2 differ?

Yu Jung Lin, Yu Yin Hsu

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Abstract

One interesting linguistic question has beenwhether and how the characteristics of sandhiedTone 3 are similar to or different from an underlyingTone 2 in Mandarin. In this study, we took a microview to investigate the vowel height, duration, andrime structure in syllables, and their influence on thedegree of Tone 3 sandhi through native speakers'speech production and perception. It was found thatvowel height and duration played important roles inshaping the F0 contour of the sandhied Tone 3 inproduction. As to perception, sandhied Tone 3syllables with low vowels and longer duration weremore likely to be perceived as Tone 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages376-384
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2018 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 1 Dec 20183 Dec 2018

Conference

Conference32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2018
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period1/12/183/12/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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