This study investigated the role of creaky voice in the categorial perception of Mandarin Tone 2 and Tone 3 among native English and native Mandarin listeners. Results showed that the presence of creaky voice affected the perception of Mandarin Tone 3. Both native and nonnative listeners reported hearing Tone 3 at a later F0 turning point with the presence of creaky voice.
Index Terms: speech perception, Mandarin tones, creaky voice
Bibliographic reference. Cao, Rui / Wayland, Ratree / Kaan, Edith (2012): "The role of creaky voice in Mandarin tone 2 and tone 3 perception", In INTERSPEECH-2012, 426-429.