Speech Prosody 2012
In the process of Mandarin learning, Japanese students always have problems when distinguishing Tone 2 and Tone 3, especially in connected speech. So, in this paper, we investigate the production of these two tones in disyllable words on the basis of tone-dependent F0 distribution, trying to show the characteristics of native speakers and the systematic error pattern of Japanese. Getting the error pattern of a specific learner group is of great importance in improving teaching method of Mandarin disyllables, and developing computer assisted mandarin pronunciation technology.
Index Terms: Mandarin disyllables, tone production, Japanese learners, F0 distribution, tonal range
Bibliographic reference. Zou, Ting / Zhang, Jinsong / Cao, Wen (2012): "A comparison study on F0 distribution of tone 2 and tone 3 in Mandarin disyllables by native speakers and Japanese learners", In SP-2012, 226-229.