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dc.contributor.authorTsurutani, Chiharu
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Dean
dc.contributor.editorLori Lamel and Pascal Perrier
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:41:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:41:47Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-04-22T05:14:02Z
dc.identifier.refuriwww.interspeech2013.org
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/58747
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to investigate native speakers' perception of prosodic variation of Chinese utterances. It is known that timing is crucial for intelligibility in English, Japanese and other accent languages [9, 13 ,14 ,16]. A tone language, Chinese relies heavily on the use of pitch more than do other languages for the purpose of distinguishing the meaning of the segmentally same words as well as expressing intonation. It is expected that pitch is the most important prosodic factor for the naturalness judgment of Chinese. However, no empirical data have been presented to support this view to date. In general, listeners are more sensitive to the deviation of timing than pitch. Pitch change also triggers slight change in duration. Whether the significance of timing for naturalness is universal across languages and applies to tone languages as well, relative importance of timing and pitch in Chinese was investigated using L2 Chinese speech. The results indicated that Chinese native listeners do notice the deviation of timing and regard it as accented speech.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCausal Productions Pty Ltd
dc.publisher.placeFrance
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.interspeech2013.org
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameINTERSPEECH 2013
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2013-08-25
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2013-08-29
dc.relation.ispartoflocationLyon, France
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaboratory Phonetics and Speech Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200404
dc.titleNaturalness Judgement of L2 Mandarin Chinese - Does timing matter?
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Languages and Linguistics
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 ISCA and the Authors. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.
gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorTsurutani, Chiharu


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