Three-sectional-staff characterization of Cantonese level tones

Rerrario Shui Ching Ho, Yoshinori Sagisaka

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    Abstract

    We have introduced a new approach of acoustical characterization of the level tones of a tone language [1] and tested it with Cantonese [2]. To examine the validity of any perceptual account by analysing its correlation with acoustic data, our new approach requires it to be expressed in terms of the pitch distance ratios between the successive levels instead of representing the pitch levels directly by any system of notation. In this paper, we continued to apply the new approach to search for the existence of a general quantitative relationship governing the pitch distances between each Cantonese level tone. We gathered more recordings and modified the elicitation process of the pitch height of all the four level tones [2] by breaking down the single process for all tones into two sub-processes to avoid the problem of pitch reset.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH
    Pages1109-1112
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventINTERSPEECH 2008 - 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Duration: 2008 Sep 222008 Sep 26

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    OtherINTERSPEECH 2008 - 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane, QLD
    Period08/9/2208/9/26

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    Keywords

    • Cantonese
    • Lexical tone
    • Pitch
    • Pitch distance
    • Pitch distance ratios
    • Prosody
    • Tone-letter notation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Signal Processing
    • Software
    • Sensory Systems

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    Ho, R. S. C., & Sagisaka, Y. (2008). Three-sectional-staff characterization of Cantonese level tones. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH (pp. 1109-1112)

    Three-sectional-staff characterization of Cantonese level tones. / Ho, Rerrario Shui Ching; Sagisaka, Yoshinori.

    Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2008. p. 1109-1112.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ho, RSC & Sagisaka, Y 2008, Three-sectional-staff characterization of Cantonese level tones. in Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. pp. 1109-1112, INTERSPEECH 2008 - 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 08/9/22.
    Ho RSC, Sagisaka Y. Three-sectional-staff characterization of Cantonese level tones. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2008. p. 1109-1112
    Ho, Rerrario Shui Ching ; Sagisaka, Yoshinori. / Three-sectional-staff characterization of Cantonese level tones. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH. 2008. pp. 1109-1112
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