undergraduate thesis: Relative contributions of vowels and consonants in recognizing isolated Mandarin words

TitleRelative contributions of vowels and consonants in recognizing isolated Mandarin words
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Wong, L. [黃樂兒]. (2014). Relative contributions of vowels and consonants in recognizing isolated Mandarin words. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis study investigated the relative contributions of vowels and consonants in recognizing isolated Mandarin words. Nineteen normal-hearing native speakers of Mandarin were recruited and were asked to recognize isolated Mandarin words with different proportions of consonant or vowel segment preserved. The accuracy in recognizing the isolated Mandarin words, phonemes, and tones were scored. It is found that there is a greater contribution of vowels than consonants to isolated word recognition in Mandarin, which is different from previous outcomes in English. Possible reasons for this language difference in isolated word recognition were discussed. Contribution of consonant-vowel transitional boundary to isolated word recognition in Mandarin was also examined. It is found that the word recognition performance improves with increased amount of consonant-vowel boundary information presented.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectWord recognition
Vowels - Mandarin dialects
Consonants - Mandarin dialects
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238944
HKU Library Item IDb5806552

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Lok-yi-
dc.contributor.author黃樂兒-
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-23T23:30:45Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-23T23:30:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationWong, L. [黃樂兒]. (2014). Relative contributions of vowels and consonants in recognizing isolated Mandarin words. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238944-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the relative contributions of vowels and consonants in recognizing isolated Mandarin words. Nineteen normal-hearing native speakers of Mandarin were recruited and were asked to recognize isolated Mandarin words with different proportions of consonant or vowel segment preserved. The accuracy in recognizing the isolated Mandarin words, phonemes, and tones were scored. It is found that there is a greater contribution of vowels than consonants to isolated word recognition in Mandarin, which is different from previous outcomes in English. Possible reasons for this language difference in isolated word recognition were discussed. Contribution of consonant-vowel transitional boundary to isolated word recognition in Mandarin was also examined. It is found that the word recognition performance improves with increased amount of consonant-vowel boundary information presented.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshWord recognition-
dc.subject.lcshVowels - Mandarin dialects-
dc.subject.lcshConsonants - Mandarin dialects-
dc.titleRelative contributions of vowels and consonants in recognizing isolated Mandarin words-
dc.typeUG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5806552-
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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