Boundaries and tonal articulation in taiwanese min

Ho Hsien Pan, Yi Hsin Tai

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Abstract

This study investigates the effect of the boundary on Taiwanese falling tones at domain final and domain initial positions across intonational phrase (IP), tone group (TG), word (WRD) and syllable (SYL)boundaries. The boundaries occurred at the same position within sentences produced with broad focus. The results showed that for falling tones at domain-final position, the f0 fall decreased slower before IP and TG boundaries than before WRD and SYL boundaries. In contrast, at domain initial position, the f0 fall is faster and steeper after an IP, followed by TG, SYL, and then WRD boundaries. It is proposed that f0 decreasing rate, reflecting vocal fold vibration, varies as a function of the strength of approaching and receding boundaries. At supra-segmental levels, f0 velocity decreases as the approaching boundary strengthens, whereas f0 velocity increases as the preceding boundary strengthens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on Speech Prosody 2006
EditorsR. Hoffmann, H. Mixdorff
PublisherInternational Speech Communications Association
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
StatePublished - 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2006 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 2 May 20065 May 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody
ISSN (Print)2333-2042

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2006
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period2/05/065/05/06

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