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dc.contributor.advisorWarner, Natashaen
dc.contributor.authorBrenner, Daniel Scott
dc.creatorBrenner, Daniel Scotten
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-24T19:13:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-24T19:13:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/578721en
dc.description.abstractMandarin tone categories are universally thought to center on pitch information, but previous work (Berry, 2009; Brenner, 2013) has shown that pitch cues reduce in the conversational context, as do the other concurrent cues such as duration or intensity that secondarily signal tone categories. This dissertation presents two experiments (an isolated word perception experiment, and a dictation experiment) aimed at discovering how Mandarin listeners deal with these reduced cues under everyday conversational conditions. It is found that detailed spectral information is far more useful in the perception of Mandarin tones—both in isolated words and in the perception of full conversational utterances—than pitch contours, and that the removal of pitch from the recordings does not greatly influence perception of the tone categories. 普遍认为汉语声调主要依赖音高信息,但也有研究表明,音高线索在会话环境中会减弱,声调相关的时长与音强信息也会减弱(比如:Berry,2009; Brenner,2013)。 本文通过两个实验,一个孤立的单词感知实验与一个听写实验,旨在探索汉语听话人如何在日常会话条件下处理这些减弱的线索。 研究发现,详细的声谱信息在汉语声调的感知中比音高曲线更为有用,无论是在孤立的单词中还是在完全对话话语的句子感知中;而且,从录音中去除音高曲线并不会对声调类别感知有重要影响。
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.subjectMandarinen
dc.subjectphoneticsen
dc.subjectreductionen
dc.subjectspeech perceptionen
dc.subjecttoneen
dc.subjectLinguisticsen
dc.subjectconversationen
dc.titleThe Phonetics of Mandarin Tones in Conversationen_US
dc.title汉语会话声调之语音
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeememberWarner, Natashaen
dc.contributor.committeememberHammond, Michaelen
dc.contributor.committeememberLiu, Feng-hsien
dc.contributor.committeememberSimonet, Miquelen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-28T08:13:27Z
html.description.abstractMandarin tone categories are universally thought to center on pitch information, but previous work (Berry, 2009; Brenner, 2013) has shown that pitch cues reduce in the conversational context, as do the other concurrent cues such as duration or intensity that secondarily signal tone categories. This dissertation presents two experiments (an isolated word perception experiment, and a dictation experiment) aimed at discovering how Mandarin listeners deal with these reduced cues under everyday conversational conditions. It is found that detailed spectral information is far more useful in the perception of Mandarin tones—both in isolated words and in the perception of full conversational utterances—than pitch contours, and that the removal of pitch from the recordings does not greatly influence perception of the tone categories. 普遍认为汉语声调主要依赖音高信息,但也有研究表明,音高线索在会话环境中会减弱,声调相关的时长与音强信息也会减弱(比如:Berry,2009; Brenner,2013)。 本文通过两个实验,一个孤立的单词感知实验与一个听写实验,旨在探索汉语听话人如何在日常会话条件下处理这些减弱的线索。 研究发现,详细的声谱信息在汉语声调的感知中比音高曲线更为有用,无论是在孤立的单词中还是在完全对话话语的句子感知中;而且,从录音中去除音高曲线并不会对声调类别感知有重要影响。


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