The Phonation Factor in the Categorical Perception of Mandarin Tones

  title={The Phonation Factor in the Categorical Perception of Mandarin Tones},
  author={Ruo-Xiao Yang},
This study presents a new way of observing the categorical nature of Mandarin tone perception by considering the phonation factors in the experiment design. In order to demonstrate the reliability of experiment materials, a pitch synchronous overlap-add (PSOLA) method is used to produce the speech stimuli, and an inversefiltering method is applied to assess the invariability of sound source of the stimuli. Results provide evidence for the prediction that phonation factors are adopted in… CONTINUE READING

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