Pitch or Phonation: on the Glottalization in Tone Productions in the Ruokeng Hui Chinese Dialect

Minghui Zhang, Fang Hu


This paper examines the interplay of glottalization and tones in tonal phonology of the Ruokeng Hui Chinese. Acoustic data from 10 native speakers were analyzed in terms of pitch (F0), duration, H1-H2, H1-A1/2/3, CPP, HNR, SHR, etc. Fine-grained phonetic details reveal the interactions between phonation and tones and shed light on the ongoing tonal change from a glottalized tone to a plain high falling tone in the Ruokeng dialect.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1638

Cite as: Zhang, M., Hu, F. (2018) Pitch or Phonation: on the Glottalization in Tone Productions in the Ruokeng Hui Chinese Dialect. Proc. Interspeech 2018, 1398-1402, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1638.


@inproceedings{Zhang2018,
  author={Minghui Zhang and Fang Hu},
  title={Pitch or Phonation: on the Glottalization in Tone Productions in the Ruokeng Hui Chinese Dialect},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2018},
  pages={1398--1402},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1638},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2018-1638}
}