Perception and production of L2 Mandarin tones by Swedish learners

  title={Perception and production of L2 Mandarin tones by Swedish learners},
  author={Yasuko Nagano-Madsen and Xinzheng Wan},
  journal={2017 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)},
This study presents the results of perception and production of L2 Mandarin tones in mono- and di-syllabic words by Swedish learners at the beginner level. Although studies of perception and production on Mandarin tones are many, those by speakers of lexical-pitch accent language such as Swedish are still very limited. The result reveals both discrepancy and agreement between perception and production. Swedish learners perform best in discriminating a level tone (T1) from contour tones (T2, T3… 

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