Organizing syllables into groups - Evidence from F0 and duration patterns in Mandarin

@article{Xu2009OrganizingSI,
  title={Organizing syllables into groups - Evidence from F0 and duration patterns in Mandarin},
  author={Yi Xu and Maolin Wang},
  journal={Journal of phonetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={502-520}
}
In this study we investigated grouping-related F0 patterns in Mandarin by examining the effect of syllable position in a group while controlling for tone, speaking mode, number of syllables in a group, and group position in a sentence. We analyzed syllable duration, F0 displacement, ratio of peak velocity to F0 displacement (vp/d ratio) and shape of F0 velocity profile (parameter C) in sequences of Rising, Falling and High tones. Results showed that syllable duration had the most consistent… CONTINUE READING
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