International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing (ISCSLP 2002)

Taipei, Taiwan
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.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wang, Anhong / Lu, Shinan / Chen, Ming (2002): "Pitch declination in the statement sentence in Mandarin", In ISCSLP 2002, paper 33.