3-year-olds produce pitch contours consistent with Mandarin tone 3 sandhi

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Abstract

Few studies have examined the acoustic properties of children’s tonal productions. This study examined the productions of lexical tone and Tone 3 sandhi from 27 Mandarin-speaking 3- year-olds. Mandarin is a language with four lexical tones, T1 high level, T2 rising, T3 dipping and T4 falling, and both Full and Half Tone 3 sandhi processes. The results showed that 3- year-olds are producing all four lexical tones and tone sandhi, at least for lexicalized forms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationSST 2016
EditorsChristopher Carignan, Michael D. Tyler
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
Pages5-8
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016) - Parramatta, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016
Conference number: 16th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
ISSN (Electronic)2207-1296

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016)
Abbreviated titleSST2016
CountryAustralia
CityParramatta
Period6/12/169/12/16

Keywords

  • lexical tone acquisition
  • tone sandhi

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    Xu Rattanasone, N., Tang, P., Yuen, I., Gao, L., & Demuth, K. (2016). 3-year-olds produce pitch contours consistent with Mandarin tone 3 sandhi. In C. Carignan, & M. D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology: SST 2016 (pp. 5-8). (Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology). Canberra: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA).