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ERIC Number: ED011106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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INSTRUMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF SINGLE AND PAIRED MANDARIN TONEMES.
DREHER, JOHN J.; LEE, PAO-CH'EN
THE AIM OF THIS STUDY WAS TO IDENTIFY AND SET TONE-REGISTER BOUNDARIES, AND TO DESCRIBE TONAL CONTOURS OF SINGLE WORDS AND COUPLETS IN TERMS OF WHAT GOOD MANDARIN CHINESE SPEAKERS ACTUALLY DO. THE STUDY WAS BASED ON ISOLATED AND COUPLED WORDS OF HIGH LINGUISTIC FREQUENCY, WHICH WERE RECORDED BY 18 PROFESSORS OF MANDARIN CHINESE ON NARROW-BAND SONOGRAMS. FOR STANDARDIZATION AND CONVENIENCE, INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES WERE REMOVED BY REPRESENTING TONE BEHAVIOR IN TERMS OF CONTOUROIDS. THE RESULT WAS A MATHEMATICALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPARABLE SET OF CONTOURS THAT CAN BE DISPLAYED TO EXAMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF DIFFERENT SPEAKERS USING THE SAME SET OF GROUND RULES. CATEGORIES INCLUDED TONES ALONE, PRENEUTRAL POSITION, NEUTRAL BEHAVIOR, AND THE EFFECTS OF PRE- AND POST-TONE POSITION ON COUPLETS. (IT)
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Authoring Institution: Douglas Aircraft Co., Huntington Beach, CA. Advanced Research Lab.
Identifiers: California (Huntington Beach)