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TitleIs fundamental frequency a cue to aspiration in initial stops?
 
AuthorsFrancis, AL1 2
Ciocca, V1
Wong, VK
Chan, JK
 
KeywordsPhysics
Sound
 
Issue Date2006
 
PublisherAcoustical Society of America. The Journal's web site is located at http://asa.aip.org/jasa.html
 
CitationJournal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006, v. 120 n. 5 Pt 1, p. 2884-2895 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2346131
 
AbstractOne production and one perception experiment were conducted to investigate the interaction of consonant voicing and fundamental frequency at the onset of voicing (onset f0) in Cantonese, a tonal language. Consonantal voicing in English can affect onset f0 up to 100 ms after voicing onset, but existing research provides inconclusive information regarding the effects of voicing on f0 in tonal languages where f0 variability is constrained by the demands of the lexical tone system. Previous research on consonantal effects on onset f0 provides two contrasting theories: These effects may be automatic, resulting from physiological constraints inherent to the speech production mechanism or they may be controlled, produced as part of a process of cue enhancement for the perception of laryngeal contrasts. Results of experiment 1 showed that consonant aspiration affects onset f0 in Cantonese only within the first 10 ms following voicing onset, comparable to results for other tonal languages. Experiment 2 showed that Cantonese listeners can use differences in onset f0 to cue perception of the voicing contrast, but the minimum extent of f0 perturbation necessary for this is greater than is found in Cantonese production, and comparable to that observed in acoustic studies of nontonal languages. These results suggest that consonantal effects on onset f0 are at least partially controlled by talkers, but that their role in the perception of voicing/aspiration may be a consequence of language independent properties of audition rather than listeners' experience with the phonological contrasts of a specific language.
 
ISSN0001-4966
2013 Impact Factor: 1.555
 
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dc.contributor.authorCiocca, V
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, VK
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, JK
 
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dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006, v. 120 n. 5 Pt 1, p. 2884-2895 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2346131
 
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dc.publisherAcoustical Society of America. The Journal's web site is located at http://asa.aip.org/jasa.html
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectPhysics
 
dc.subjectSound
 
dc.titleIs fundamental frequency a cue to aspiration in initial stops?
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Purdue University