The role of tonal context on the learning of lexical tone categories by speakers of tonal and nontonal languages


Grant Data
Project Title
The role of tonal context on the learning of lexical tone categories by speakers of tonal and nontonal languages
Principal Investigator
Dr Ciocca, Valter   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Francis Alexander L.   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2003-09-15
Completion Date
2006-09-14
Amount
707580
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
tonal, lexical tone
Discipline
Hearing
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7224/03H
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2003/2004
Status
Completed
Objectives
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.