The role of tonal context on the learning of lexical tone categories by speakers of tonal and nontonal languages
Dr Ciocca, Valter (Principal investigator)
Dr Francis Alexander L. (Co-Investigator)
tonal, lexical tone
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
To investigate the effect of tonal context on the learning of new lexical tone categories; to investigate the effect of previous knowledge of lexical tone categories on the learning of new tone categories; to investigate the changes in the mental representations of tone categories and in tone normalization ability at different stages of learning.