Second International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP'92)

Banff, Alberta, Canada
October 13-16, 1992

Fundamental Frequency Patterns of Chinese in Different Speech Modes

Jialu Zhang, Xinghui Hu

Institute of Acoustics, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China

The fundamental frequency F0 patterns of standard Chinese were examined at both macro (passage) level and micro (period) level in different speech modes using a Laryngograph. The results show that: 1. The more speech effort speaker makes the higher mean F0, mid F0, and modal F0 in connected speech, at the same time the pitch range is expanded; 2. The value of mean F0, mid F0, and modal F0 is different in different speech styles (isolated syllables, isolated sentences, and connected speech); 3. The speech rate has apparent influence on glottal waves but no significant influence on the F0 distribution function; 4. The closed phase is roughly inverse of F0 in isolated syllables with tones.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zhang, Jialu / Hu, Xinghui (1992): "Fundamental frequency patterns of Chinese in different speech modes", In ICSLP-1992, 1255-1258.