ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Rhythm of spoken Chinese - linguistic and paralinguistic evidences -

Jianfen Cao

This paper discusses rhythmic characteristics of Standard Chinese. The study is based on relevant acoustic-phonetic investigations, including some paralinguistic analyses. The preliminary result leads to the considerations that (1) there is no evidence to regard Chinese as a syllable-timed language; (2) speech rhythm may be more related to regular occurrence and variation of certain prosodic phenomena at particular positions, in stead of isochronal recurrence of any speech unit.


Cite as: Cao, J. (2000) Rhythm of spoken Chinese - linguistic and paralinguistic evidences -. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 2, 357-360

@inproceedings{cao00_icslp,
  author={Jianfen Cao},
  title={{Rhythm of spoken Chinese - linguistic and paralinguistic evidences -}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 2, 357-360}
}