The aim of this study is to investigate whether the occurrence of lexical tones in a language imposes restrictions on its pitch range. We use data from Kammu, a Mon-Khmer language spoken in Northern Laos, which has one dialect with, and one without, lexical tones. The main finding is that speakers of the tonal dialect have a narrower pitch range, and also a smaller variation in pitch range.
|Title of host publication||TMH - QPSR|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||Fonetik 2011 - Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden|
Duration: 2011 Jun 8 → 2011 Jun 10
|Period||2011/06/08 → 2011/06/10|
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The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- General Language Studies and Linguistics
- lexical tones
- pitch range