Tone clarity in mixed pitch/phonation type tones

  title={Tone clarity in mixed pitch/phonation type tones},
  author={J. E. Andruski},
  journal={Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  • J. E. Andruski
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Lexical tone identity is often determined by a complex of acoustic cues. In Green Mong, a Hmong‐Mien language of Southeast Asia, a small subset of tones is characterized by phonation type in addition to pitch height, pitch contour, and duration, which characterize the remaining tones of the language. In tones that incorporate multiple cues to tonal identity, what makes a tone clear, or easy to recognize? This study examines acoustic and perceptual data to address this question. Six native… CONTINUE READING
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