International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
With Emphasis on Tone Languages

Beijing, China
March 28-31, 2004

The Creaky Voice Phonation And The Organisation Of Chinese Discourse

Agnès Belotel-Grenié (1), Michel Grenié (2)

(1) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Linguistics, China
(2) Phonetic Laboratory, CNRS Centre de Recherches Linguistique Asie Orientale, Paris

The term voice quality or phonation types often come from studies of pathological speech. In normal speech speakers use different phonation types in some languages for linguistic distinction, prosodically as a boundary signal and in attitudes and emotions. Our paper aims to describe the different phonation types that occur in Standard Chinese TV newscasts and the relationship between creaky voice phonation and the prosody structure of such corpus.

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Bibliographic reference.  Belotel-Grenié, Agnès / Grenié, Michel (2004): "The creaky voice phonation and the organisation of Chinese discourse", In TAL-2004, 5-8.