Are mandarin sandhi tone 3 and tone 2 the same or different? The results of functional data analysis

Chierh Cheng, Jenn-Yeu Chen, Michele Gubian

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Abstract

Functional Data Analysis (FDA) is used to investigate Tone 3 sandhi in Taiwan Mandarin. Tone 3 sandhi is a tone change phenomenon that arises when two low tones occur in succession resulting in the first tone being realised as a rising tone. Tone dyads T2T3 and T3T3 were compared in terms of their F0 contours and velocity profiles. No difference was found between the F0 contours of the two tone dyads. In contrast, velocity profiles showed an increased difference in the later part of the seemingly similar rising movements of T2 and sandhi T3, with a steeper rising-falling movement in the former than the latter. This research demonstrates that FDA can elucidate more detail in the time dimension than that of conventional techniques commonly employed in the current phonetic literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 27
PublisherNational Chengchi University
Pages296-301
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789860385670
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2013 Nov 212013 Nov 24

Publication series

Name27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 27

Other

Other27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period13/11/2113/11/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Cheng, C., Chen, J-Y., & Gubian, M. (2013). Are mandarin sandhi tone 3 and tone 2 the same or different? The results of functional data analysis. In 27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 27 (pp. 296-301). (27th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation, PACLIC 27). National Chengchi University.