Acoustic analysis of Chinese fricatives and affricates

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Acoustic analysis of Chinese fricatives and affricates. / Svantesson, Jan-Olof.

I: Journal of Chinese Linguistics, Vol. 14, Nr. 1, 1986, s. 53-70.

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T1 - Acoustic analysis of Chinese fricatives and affricates

AU - Svantesson, Jan-Olof

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PY - 1986

Y1 - 1986

N2 - A method of analyzing & describing the acoustic properties of fricatives is developed & applied to the fricatives & to the fricative components of the affricates of Standard Chinese. The method consists of making f spectra using the Fast Fourier Transform & analyzing the spectra in terms of critical bands. Three measures are proposed for characterizing the fricative spectra: the center of gravity, the dispersion, & the mean intensity level. The six fricatives of Chinese, & the fricative components of the six affricates are analyzed by this method, & compared with other langs. There is also some discussion of the significance of the results for the perception of Standard Chinese fricatives, & the relation of the method to distinctive feature theory.

AB - A method of analyzing & describing the acoustic properties of fricatives is developed & applied to the fricatives & to the fricative components of the affricates of Standard Chinese. The method consists of making f spectra using the Fast Fourier Transform & analyzing the spectra in terms of critical bands. Three measures are proposed for characterizing the fricative spectra: the center of gravity, the dispersion, & the mean intensity level. The six fricatives of Chinese, & the fricative components of the six affricates are analyzed by this method, & compared with other langs. There is also some discussion of the significance of the results for the perception of Standard Chinese fricatives, & the relation of the method to distinctive feature theory.

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VL - 14

SP - 53

EP - 70

JO - Journal of Chinese Linguistics

JF - Journal of Chinese Linguistics

SN - 0091-3723

IS - 1

ER -