ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Development of tone perception and tone production in Cantonese-learning children aged 2 to 5 years

Valter Ciocca, Vivian W.-K. Ip

The development of lexical tone perception and production was investigated in sixty normally developing Cantonese-speaking children (aged 2 to 5 years). Overall, the accuracy of tone identification improved from 2 to 5 years of age. Children's production of lexical tones was measured through phonetic transcriptions. A particular tone was judged to have been acquired when transcription accuracy was 90% or better. On the basis of this criterion, the acquisition of tone production was completed by 4 years of age.


Cite as: Ciocca, V., Ip, V.W.-K. (2008) Development of tone perception and tone production in Cantonese-learning children aged 2 to 5 years. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 623

@inproceedings{ciocca08_interspeech,
  author={Valter Ciocca and Vivian W.-K. Ip},
  title={{Development of tone perception and tone production in Cantonese-learning children aged 2 to 5 years}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={623}
}