Perception of glottalization in varying pitch contexts in Mandarin Chinese
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 7 / [ed] Campbell, N.; Gibbon, D.; Hirst, D., 2014, 633-637 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Although glottalization has often been associated with lowpitch, evidence from a number of sources supports theassertion that this association is not obligatory, and is likely tobe language-specific. Following a previous study testingperception of glottalization by German, English, and Swedishlisteners, the current research investigates the influence ofpitch context on the perception of glottalization by nativespeakers of a tone language, Mandarin Chinese. Listenersheard AXB sets in which they were asked to match glottalizedstimuli with pitch contours. We find that Mandarin listenerstend not to be influenced by the pitch context when judgingthe pitch of glottalized stretches of speech. These data lendsupport to the idea that the perception of glottalization variesin relation to language-specific prosodic structure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 633-637 p.
prosody, voice quality, perception, glottalization
Computer Science Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-158155ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84904678442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-158155DiVA: diva2:774987
Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2014, Dublin, Ireland
tmh_import_14_12_30, tmh_id_3925. QC 201502132014-12-302014-12-302015-02-13Bibliographically approved