The phonetic properties of the non-modal phonation in Shanghainese

  title={The phonetic properties of the non-modal phonation in Shanghainese},
  author={Jiapeng Tian and Jianjing Kuang},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={202 - 228}
This study investigates the acoustic and articulatory properties of phonation contrast in Shanghainese, the most thoroughly studied Chinese Wu dialect. Although previous studies generally suggest that the non-modal phonation associated with the lower register in Shanghainese is relatively breathier, it is unclear whether it is ‘breathy voice’, ‘slack voice’ or ‘whispery voice’. This study aims to provide a better understanding of the phonetic realization of the non-modal phonation in… 

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