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Acoustic Analysis of the New Rising Tone in Hong Kong Cantonese

  title={Acoustic Analysis of the New Rising Tone in Hong Kong Cantonese},
  author={R. Fung and Cathy S. P. Wong},
Hong Kong Cantonese has six contrastive tones. A previous study, however, has indentified a group of speakers who merged the high rising tone with the low rising tone in both production and perception. This study investigated the acoustic characteristics of the rising tones produced by three mergers and three non-mergers identified in the previous study, and consequently, characterized the mechanism of this tone merger. Through the F0 measurements of ten time points of the vocalic segments of… Expand
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