Audio-visual Analyses of Differences between Natural and Teaching Styles for Mandarin Tone Production

@inproceedings{Han2018AudiovisualAO,
  title={Audio-visual Analyses of Differences between Natural and Teaching Styles for Mandarin Tone Production},
  author={Yueqiao Han and Martijn Goudbeek and Maria Mos and Marc Swerts},
  year={2018}
}
In order to examine the acoustic and visual information that is used by speakers to facilitate the perception of Mandarin tones, 4 Chinese native speakers were video-taped and asked to produce Mandarin tones/words in natural and teaching speaking styles as the experimental materials for a tone identification task. Acoustic and visual analyses of the produced materials were conducted to evaluate the characteristics of the tones/words produced in both speaking styles. Acoustic results showed that… Expand

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