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Article: Speaker variability in the realisation of lexical tones

TitleSpeaker variability in the realisation of lexical tones
Authors
KeywordsLexical tone
Speaker characteristics
Cantonese
Forensic speaker comparison
Issue Date2016
PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.equinoxjournals.com/IJSLL
Citation
International Journal of Speech Language and the Law, 2016, v. 23 n. 2, p. 195-214 How to Cite?
AbstractWhile previous studies on the speaker-discriminatory power of static f0 parameters abound, few have focused on the dynamic and linguistically structured aspects of f0. Lexical tone offers a case in point for this endeavour. This article reports an exploratory study on the speaker-discriminatory power of individual lexical tones and of the height relationship of level tone pairs in Cantonese, and the effects of voice level and linguistic condition on their realisation. Twenty native Cantonese speakers produced systematically controlled words either in isolation or in a carrier sentence under two voice levels (normal and loud). Results show that f0 height and f0 dynamics are separate dimensions of a tone and are affected by voice level and linguistic condition in different ways. Moreover, discriminant analyses reveal that the contours of individual tones and the height differences of level tone pairs are useful parameters for characterising speakers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/260175
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.217
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.173

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, RKW-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T09:52:16Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-06T09:52:16Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Speech Language and the Law, 2016, v. 23 n. 2, p. 195-214-
dc.identifier.issn1748-8885-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/260175-
dc.description.abstractWhile previous studies on the speaker-discriminatory power of static f0 parameters abound, few have focused on the dynamic and linguistically structured aspects of f0. Lexical tone offers a case in point for this endeavour. This article reports an exploratory study on the speaker-discriminatory power of individual lexical tones and of the height relationship of level tone pairs in Cantonese, and the effects of voice level and linguistic condition on their realisation. Twenty native Cantonese speakers produced systematically controlled words either in isolation or in a carrier sentence under two voice levels (normal and loud). Results show that f0 height and f0 dynamics are separate dimensions of a tone and are affected by voice level and linguistic condition in different ways. Moreover, discriminant analyses reveal that the contours of individual tones and the height differences of level tone pairs are useful parameters for characterising speakers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherEquinox Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.equinoxjournals.com/IJSLL-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Speech Language and the Law-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectLexical tone-
dc.subjectSpeaker characteristics-
dc.subjectCantonese-
dc.subjectForensic speaker comparison-
dc.titleSpeaker variability in the realisation of lexical tones-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChan, RKW: rickykwc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, RKW=rp02417-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1558/ijsll.v23i2.30908-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84996536218-
dc.identifier.volume23-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage195-
dc.identifier.epage214-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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