Tone features, tone perception, and peak alignment in Thai.

@article{Zsiga2007ToneFT,
  title={Tone features, tone perception, and peak alignment in Thai.},
  author={Elizabeth C. Zsiga and Rattima Nitisaroj},
  journal={Language and speech},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 Pt 3},
  pages={343-83}
}
This paper investigates the relationship between the phonological features of tone and tone perception in Thai. Specifically, it tests the hypothesis (proposed by Morén & Zsiga) that the principle perceptual cues to the five-way tonal contrast in Thai are high and low pitch targets aligned to moras. Results of four perception studies, one using natural speech and three using digitally-altered speech, are presented in support of the hypothesis. It is argued that, by associating tones to moras, a… CONTINUE READING

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