5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

The Microprosodics of Tone Sandhi in Shanghai Disyllabic Compounds

Xiaonong Sean Zhu

ANU, Australia

This paper examines the F0 variations during tone sandhi due to various prosodic factors such as phonation type, length, stress and pitch height. It will be shown that the F0 height and shape of the second syllable (S2) in disyllabic words are determined by the interaction of four conditions: the intervocalic consonant (C2) voicing, the S2 Truncation, the F0 height of S1, and stress assignment.

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Bibliographic reference.  Zhu, Xiaonong Sean (1998): "The microprosodics of tone sandhi in shanghai disyllabic compounds", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0423.