15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
This study describes Chinese-Russian phonetic interference. Pairs
of Russian voiced/voiceless consonants are analysed for variants of
pronunciation. Two male and two female Taiwanese informants read a
sample text containing all the Russian phonemes distributed in the
same proportions as in Russian speech. The side of the text was 2,500
phonemes based on standard modern pronunciation. The sample for the
experiment was recorded in the Phonetics Laboratory of St.Petersburg
University. A group of professors of Russian as a foreign language
ranked the level of reading by the Taiwanese as average to somewhat
above average. The recording was subjected to evaluation by ear and
acoustic analysis. The pronunciation of 2,788 consonants (1,200 voiced
and 1,588 voiceless) was analysed. Spectral characteristics of non-standard
realizations of consonants by the Taiwanese readers were compared:
(*) to standard (correct) realizations of consonants produced by the same speakers and (*) to the same sample text rendered correctly by two native speakers of standard Russian. This process generated 667 sonagrams and the same number of oscillograms.
Bibliographic reference. Ignatkina, Lydia V. / Chang, Ching-Gwo (2003): "Variants in the pronunciation of voiced/voiceless consonant pairs in Taiwanese Russian (based on audial and acoustic analysis)", In ICPhS-15, 1593-1594.