Speech Prosody 2004
We investigated the problem of discrimination of some substantial tonal contextual F0 variations in Chinese continuous speech. We proposed that anchoring discrimination hypothesis might serve as an important cue for human beings to discriminate those tones. Experimental results from statistic distributional analyses and tone recognition experiments provided strong supports for this proposal.
Bibliographic reference. Zhang, Jin-Song / Nakamura, Satoshi / Hirose, Keikichi (2004): "Tonal contextual F0 variations and anchoring based discrimination", In SP-2004, 525-528.