Comparison of F0 range in Spontaneous Speech in Kammu Tonal and Non-Tonal Dialects

Anastasia Karlsson, David House, Jan-Olof Svantesson, Damrong Tayanin

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Sammanfattning

The aim of this study is to investigate whether the occurrence of lexical tones in a language imposes restrictions on its pitch range. Kammu, a Mon-Khmer language spoken in Northern Laos comprises dialects with and without lexical tones and with no other major phonological differences. We use Kammu spontaneous speech to investigate differences in pitch range in the two dialects. The main finding is that tonal speakers exhibit a narrower pitch range. Thus, even at a high degree of engagement found in spontaneous speech, lexical tones impose restrictions on speakers’ pitch variation.
Originalspråkengelska
Antal sidor4
StatusPublished - 2011
EvenemangICPhS 17 - Hong Kong
Varaktighet: 2011 aug. 17 → …

Konferens

KonferensICPhS 17
Period2011/08/17 → …

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

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