Tone restricts F0 range and variation in Kammu
2011 (English)In: TMH - QPSR, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011, 53-55 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The aim of this study is to investigate whether the occurrence of lexical tones in a language imposes restrictions on its pitch range. We use data from Kammu, a Mon-Khmer language spoken in Northern Laos, which has one dialect with, and one without, lexical tones. The main finding is that speakers of the tonal dialect have a narrower pitch range, and also a smaller variation in pitch range.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm, Sweden, 2011. 53-55 p.
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52213OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52213DiVA: diva2:465509
Fonetik 2011, Stockholm
tmh_import_11_12_14 QC 201112162011-12-142011-12-142011-12-16Bibliographically approved