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undergraduate thesis: Interaction between lexical tone and labial movement in Cantonese bilabial plosive production

TitleInteraction between lexical tone and labial movement in Cantonese bilabial plosive production
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Tong, T.. (2011). Interaction between lexical tone and labial movement in Cantonese bilabial plosive production. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThe present study investigated the possible laryngeal-articulatory interaction by examining the direct kinematic data of Cantonese bilabial plosive produced at different lexical tones. Aspirated and unaspirated bilabial plosives /ph/ and /p/ produced at six lexical tones (T1 -T6) by three native adult male speakers of Cantonese were studied to reveal the effect of tone on articulatory gestures. By using electromagnetic articulography (EMA), movement of the jaw, upper lip and lower lip was measured. The kinematic data revealed that high level tone (T1) was associate with a considerably faster lip movement than low level tone (T6) in terms of lip opening velocity (LOV) and time to peak velocity of lip opening (TPV). This finding was in line with results previously reported on Mandarin (Hoole & Hu, 2004). The high subglottal pressure required by high level tone production can be used to explain the faster lip movement during bilabial separation. However, unaspirated plosives of a lower intraoral pressure exhibited faster lip movements (as indicated by LOV, lip peak velocity and TPV values) during lip opening than aspirated plosives. Further investigations in aerodynamics and laryngeal activities are suggested in order to draw a more concrete conclusion for aspiration effect.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectCantonese dialects - Pronunciation
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192906

 

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dc.contributor.authorTong, Tik-sangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:34Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationTong, T.. (2011). Interaction between lexical tone and labial movement in Cantonese bilabial plosive production. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192906-
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigated the possible laryngeal-articulatory interaction by examining the direct kinematic data of Cantonese bilabial plosive produced at different lexical tones. Aspirated and unaspirated bilabial plosives /ph/ and /p/ produced at six lexical tones (T1 -T6) by three native adult male speakers of Cantonese were studied to reveal the effect of tone on articulatory gestures. By using electromagnetic articulography (EMA), movement of the jaw, upper lip and lower lip was measured. The kinematic data revealed that high level tone (T1) was associate with a considerably faster lip movement than low level tone (T6) in terms of lip opening velocity (LOV) and time to peak velocity of lip opening (TPV). This finding was in line with results previously reported on Mandarin (Hoole & Hu, 2004). The high subglottal pressure required by high level tone production can be used to explain the faster lip movement during bilabial separation. However, unaspirated plosives of a lower intraoral pressure exhibited faster lip movements (as indicated by LOV, lip peak velocity and TPV values) during lip opening than aspirated plosives. Further investigations in aerodynamics and laryngeal activities are suggested in order to draw a more concrete conclusion for aspiration effect.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshCantonese dialects - Pronunciationen_US
dc.titleInteraction between lexical tone and labial movement in Cantonese bilabial plosive productionen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093475en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US
dc.date.hkucongregation2011en_US

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