Cross-linguistic perception of Mandarin intonation

Robert Bo Xu, Peggy Pik Ki Mok


This study investigated how phonological knowledge and psychoacoustic mechanism interact in intona- tion perception. In the experiment, Mandarin and Cantonese listeners identified Mandarin statement and question in both unfiltered and low-pass filtered contexts. The results show that the importance of different perceptual factors varies depending on the perception materials. Language background plays an important role even in processing low-level psychoacoustic materials.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-115

Cite as: Xu, R.B., Mok, P.P.K. (2014) Cross-linguistic perception of Mandarin intonation. Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, 638-642, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-115.


@inproceedings{Xu2014,
  author={Robert Bo Xu and Peggy Pik Ki Mok},
  title={{Cross-linguistic perception of Mandarin intonation}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014},
  pages={638--642},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-115},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-115}
}