15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

The Variations of Mandarin Unaspirated Stops in Spontaneous Speech

Xiaoxia Chen

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

The variations of unaspirated stops /p/, /t/, /k/ were investigated in spontaneous speech with the aim of (1) describing the variations and (2) interpreting the variation for acoustic data in terms of articulation and environment.
   In this report, 56 sentences were selected through the read speech corpus. The variations of unaspirated stops were analyzed and perception experiment was done. The primary analysis was done for voiced unaspirated stops. With the analysis, the classes of acoustic variations were explored.

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Bibliographic reference.  Chen, Xiaoxia (2003): "The variations of Mandarin unaspirated stops in spontaneous speech", In ICPhS-15, 2513-2516.