9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brisbane, Australia
September 22-26, 2008

Intrinsic Consonantal F0 Perturbation in 3-Way VOT Contrast and Its Implications for Aspiration-Conditioned Tonal Split: Evidence from Vietnamese

Michael J. Carne

Australian National University, Australia

The nature of intrinsic consonantal F0 perturbations on tonal F0 in Vietnamese is investigated. Mean F0 and duration data for five unstopped tones of a female native speaker of Vietnamese, controlling for the effect of a three-way contrastive difference in VOT between alveolar stops, is presented. It is shown that [t], and [d] produce expected perturbations, but not [th], which evinces lower F0 at onset. The significance of this finding for differential tonal split conditioned by aspiration is discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Carne, Michael J. (2008): "Intrinsic consonantal F0 perturbation in 3-way VOT contrast and its implications for aspiration-conditioned tonal split: evidence from Vietnamese", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 2294-2297.