ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000
ISCA Archive ICSLP 2000

Prosodic variation of focused syllables of disyllabic word in Mandarin Chinese

Zhenglai Gu, Hiroki Mori, Hideki Kasuya

This paper describes a study on how disyllabic on-focus words under a certain context condition affects the variations of prosodic correlates of syllables in terms of different focal positions in Mandarin Chinese. The study shows that: (1) there is no direct link between semantic structure of disyllabic on-focus words and the prosodic correlates, but an indirect link through the mediation of focus positions; (2) the prosodic correlates of the second syllable are more variable than those of the first syllable. Specifically, there is a significant asymmetry of vowel duration and fundamental frequency (F0) range between the pre-focus and post-focus syllables.


Cite as: Gu, Z., Mori, H., Kasuya, H. (2000) Prosodic variation of focused syllables of disyllabic word in Mandarin Chinese. Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000), vol. 1, 633-636

@inproceedings{gu00b_icslp,
  author={Zhenglai Gu and Hiroki Mori and Hideki Kasuya},
  title={{Prosodic variation of focused syllables of disyllabic word in Mandarin Chinese}},
  year=2000,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000)},
  pages={vol. 1, 633-636}
}