A Cross-Linguistic Study of Voice Onset Time in Stop Consonant Productions

@article{Chao2008ACS,
  title={A Cross-Linguistic Study of Voice Onset Time in Stop Consonant Productions},
  author={Kuan-Yi Chao and Limei Chen},
  journal={IJCLCLP},
  year={2008},
  volume={13}
}
This study examines voice onset time (VOT) for phonetically voiceless word-initial stops in Mandarin Chinese and in English, as spoken by 11 Mandarin speakers and 4 British English speakers. The purpose of this paper is to compare Mandarin and English VOT patterns and to categorize their stop realizations along the VOT continuum. As expected, the findings reveal that voiceless aspirated stops in Mandarin and in English occur at different places along the VOT continuum and the differences reach… CONTINUE READING