Towards an optimal tone space

Denis K. Burnham, Virginie Attina, Nan Xu, Benjawan Kasisopa

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


The utility of tones spaces based on tone productions can be judged on the degree to which they (i) differentiate tone productions and (ii) predict tone perception. Here based on a production corpus, 5 different 2-dimensional tone spaces are constructed. Euclidean distances between tone pairs in these various tone spaces are then related to perceptual ability with tones by different language groups to determine relative tone space utility.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventPsycholinguistic Representation of Tone (PLRT) conference - Hong Kong
Duration: 22 Aug 201123 Aug 2011


ConferencePsycholinguistic Representation of Tone (PLRT) conference
CityHong Kong


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Burnham, D. K., Attina, V., Xu, N., & Kasisopa, B. (2011). Towards an optimal tone space. Abstract from Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone (PLRT) conference, Hong Kong, .