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Article: Is fundamental frequency a cue to aspiration in initial stops?

TitleIs fundamental frequency a cue to aspiration in initial stops?
Authors
KeywordsPhysics
Sound
Issue Date2006
PublisherAcoustical Society of America. The Journal's web site is located at http://asa.aip.org/jasa.html
Citation
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006, v. 120 n. 5 Pt 1, p. 2884-2895 How to Cite?
Abstract
One 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.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45326
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Purdue University
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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, ALen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCiocca, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, VKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, JKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:22:55Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:22:55Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2006, v. 120 n. 5 Pt 1, p. 2884-2895en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0001-4966en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45326-
dc.description.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.en_HK
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dc.publisherAcoustical Society of America. The Journal's web site is located at http://asa.aip.org/jasa.htmlen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectPhysicsen_HK
dc.subjectSounden_HK
dc.titleIs fundamental frequency a cue to aspiration in initial stops?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0001-4966&volume=120&issue=5 Pt 1&spage=2884&epage=2895&date=2006&atitle=Is+fundamental+frequency+a+cue+to+aspiration+in+initial+stops?en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1121/1.2346131en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17139746en_HK
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