International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing
August 23-24, 2002
Pitch Declination in the Statement Sentence in Mandarin
Anhong Wang, Shinan Lu, Ming Chen
Department of Chinese, Peking University; Institute of Acoustics, Academia Sinica; Beijing;
InfoQuick SinoVoice Speech Technology, Beijing, China
In this paper, the pitch declination in Mandarin is further
observed in different tones. The speech materials come from a
large-scale speech database that is broadcasting style. The final
conclusions are: 1. There is declination generally in Mandarin. 2.
The bottom point of the dipping tone can be taken as the real
bottom point of the tone range and as the standard to measure the
bottom points of other tones.
Wang, Anhong / Lu, Shinan / Chen, Ming (2002):
"Pitch declination in the statement sentence in Mandarin",
In ISCSLP 2002, paper 33.