Intonation Perception of Low-Pass Filtered Speech in Mandarin and Cantonese

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The intonation patterns of Mandarin and Cantonese are very different. While Mandarin uses a raised global F0 contour to signal questions, Cantonese relies on a boundary tone strictly located at the end of a question. Previous individual-language studies and cross-linguistic studies with normal speech stimuli have shown that intonation interpretation was… (More)

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