4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Differential Perception of Tonal Contours Through the Syllable

David House

Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

This paper proposes a model of differential tonal perception in which perception of tonal movement in spoken language i s influenced by syllable structure. In the proposed model, tonal movement at syllable onset is perceptually coded differently from movement in the syllable nucleus or in the coda. An F0 contour through the syllable onset or at the beginning of the nucleus is coded as a level tone while a contour through the nucleus or at the beginning of the coda is coded as a contour tone.

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Bibliographic reference.  House, David (1996): "Differential perception of tonal contours through the syllable", In ICSLP-1996, 2048-2051.