Effect of intonation on cantonese lexical tones.

@article{Ma2006EffectOI,
  title={Effect of intonation on cantonese lexical tones.},
  author={Joan K. Y. Ma and Valter Ciocca and Tara L. Whitehill},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={120 6},
  pages={
          3978-87
        }
}
In tonal languages, there are potential conflicts between the FO-based changes due to the coexistence of intonation and lexical tones. In the present study, the interaction of tone and intonation in Cantonese was examined using acoustic and perceptual analyses. The acoustic patterns of tones at the initial, medial, and final positions of questions and statements were measured. Results showed that intonation affects both the FO level and contour, while the duration of the six tones varied as a… CONTINUE READING
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