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ERIC Number: ED012003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROGRESS REPORT ON MANDARIN TONE STUDY.
BROTZMAN, ROBERT
THE FORM OF A GENERATIVE SYSTEM FOR FUNDAMENTAL VOICE FREQUENCY IN MANDARIN CHINESE IS DISCUSSED, AND SEVERAL ASSUMPTIONS ARE MADE IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE PROBLEM TO A MANAGEABLE SIZE. DATA WAS GATHERED FROM TWO SPEAKERS BY HAVING THEM READ A PREPARED LIST WHICH CONTAINED ISOLATED WORDS, TWO-TUPLES, AND THREE-TUPLES IN ALL POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS OF THE FOUR BASIC TONES. THE DATA GATHERING SYSTEM UTILIZED A MODIFIED "VOCODER" PITCH EXTRACTOR, A TWO-CHANNEL GRAPHICAL RECORDER, AND AN ELECTRONIC DIGITAL COMPUTER WHICH WAS USED TO PLOT OUT THE PITCH CURVE AND ALSO TO EXTRACT VARIOUS PARAMETERS OF THE PITCH CONTOUR. EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN OF THE FOUR BASIC TONES OF MANDARIN, AND, ON THE BASIS OF THE DATA GATHERED, A SET OF RULES IS PROPOSED WHICH WOULD ACCOUNT FOR THE TONE SANDHI AND CERTAIN ALLOTONIC CHANGES EVIDENT IN MANDARIN SPEECH. (IT)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; Pitch (Language); PROJECT ON LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS; TONE SANDHI