ERIC Number: ED122578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Notes on the Tones of North Vietnamese. Linguistic Communications, No. 3.
Goldman, G.; And Others
The aim of this study is to identify and describe the tones of North Vietnamese in the context of single words and one frame sentence. One North Vietnamese male served for seven hours as the informant, the stimulus material being verbal items, illustrations and word lists in both English and Vietnamese. The description of each of the six tones identified includes sample words in which a given tone occurs, an auditory and acoustic description, reference to the work of other scholars concerning a given tone, and in the case of three tones, an articulatory description. Each of the tones is known by a salient characteristic. The six tones are: (1) hanging, a falling tone; (2) sharp, a rising tone; (3) heavy, another falling tone; (4) falling, moving first down and then up; (5) questioning, first rising, then falling, and finally rising again; and (6) a tone which remains on a uniform level, and has no specific name. The appendix provides explanatory notes for the tone chart accompanying the text. (CLK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia).