Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

A New Proposal of Laryngeal Features for the Tonal System of Vietnamese

Masaaki Shimizu, Masatake Dantsuji

Center for Information and Multimedia Studies, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

We have examined a tonal system of modern Hanoi dialect of Vietnamese. This has been described for a long time as a pitch contour prominent system with secondary phonatory variations. The present study aims to propose certain laryngeal features, [tense] and [glottal constriction], in addition to the former prosodic feature, [high], to cover the overall distinction within the system. Some acoustical and laryngographical analyses were made in order to present phonetic evidence for our proposal.


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Bibliographic reference.  Shimizu, Masaaki / Dantsuji, Masatake (2000): "A new proposal of laryngeal features for the tonal system of Vietnamese", In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 519-522.