Perception of Mandarin fricatives by native speakers of Taiwan Mandarin and Taiwanese


This perception study examines bilingual Taiwan Mandarin (Guoyu) and Taiwanese listeners’ perception of Mandarin fricatives. Two female talkers and two groups of listeners, one from Taiwan and the other from China, were recruited. The participants listened to fricative pairs such as /sa/, /fa/ and then rated the similarity. The results show that bilingual… (More)


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