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Title: Trisyllabic tone 3 sandhi patterns in Mandarin produced by Cantonese speakers
Authors: 杜容玥
Tu, Jung-Yueh
Wong, Janice Wing-Sze
Cha, Jih-Ho
Contributors: 華文碩
Keywords: Mandarin tones;trisyllabic words;tone sandhi;tonal production;Cantonese CSL learners
Date: 2017
Issue Date: 2020-05-26 14:52:26 (UTC+8)
Abstract: The third tone sandhi in Mandarin is a well-studied rule, where a Tone 3 followed by another Tone 3 is changed as a rising tone, similar to Tone 2. This Tone 3 sandhi rule is straightforward in disyllabic words, which is phonetically driven for the ease of production. In three or more than three syllables with Tone 3, however, the Tone 3 sandhi application is more complicated and involves both the prosodic and morph-syntactic domains, which makes it difficult for L2 learners. This study aims to understand how L2 learners with another tone language experience could master the Mandarin Tone 3 sandhi rule. Specifically, the study investigates the production of Tone 3 sandhi in trisyllabic Mandarin words by Cantonese speakers. In the current study, 30 Cantonese speakers were requested to produce 15 trisyllabic words (“1+[2+3]” and “[1+2]+3” sandhi patterns) and 5 hexasyllabic sentences with Tone 3 in sequences. The analyses of results center on three major types of error patterns: overgeneralization, under application, and combination. The findings are discussed with regard to the phono-syntactic interactions of Tone 3 sandhi at the lexical and phrasal levels as well as the influence of the Cantonese tonal system.
Relation: Proceedings of Interspeech 2017, pp.3177-3180
Data Type: conference
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