ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

A comparative study on tone realization in Cantonese-accented Mandarin and standard Mandarin

Jian Jin, Weixiang Hu, Xia Wang, Ziyu Xiong

The paper investigates tone realization in monosyllabic and disyllabic words in Cantonese, Cantonese-spoken Mandarin and Standard Mandarin, focusing on the deviations of tone realization in Cantonese-spoken Mandarin from standard Mandarin in monosyllabic and disyllabic words. The analysis on monosyllabic and disyllabic tone patterns shows that most of the tone deviations in Cantonese-accented Mandarin made by Guangdong Cantonese speakers resulted from negative transfers of their native language, Cantonese.


Cite as: Jin, J., Hu, W., Wang, X., Xiong, Z. (2008) A comparative study on tone realization in Cantonese-accented Mandarin and standard Mandarin. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 305-308

@inproceedings{jin08_speechprosody,
  author={Jian Jin and Weixiang Hu and Xia Wang and Ziyu Xiong},
  title={{A comparative study on tone realization in Cantonese-accented Mandarin and standard Mandarin}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},
  pages={305--308}
}