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

Beijing, China
March 28-31, 2004

An Analysis of Pitch in Chinese Spontaneous Speech

Maolin Wang (1), Maocan Lin (2)

(1) College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
(2) Institute of Linguistics, CASS, China

In this study, based on spontaneous speech corpus, the FO values and the FO ranges of 79 speakers are analyzed. It is found that when FO value is converted to semitone, there is no difference between the ranges of the two genders. Intonation phrases can be classified according to their pitch range and pitch register.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wang, Maolin / Lin, Maocan (2004): "An analysis of pitch in Chinese spontaneous speech", In TAL-2004, 203-206.