Effects of F0 Feedback on the Learning of Chinese Tones by Native Speakers of English

Felicia Zhang, Michael Wagner

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on the effects of an interactive software tool on the learning of Chinese tones by English-L1 learners of Chinese. The software enables students to listen to model utterances by native speakers of Chinese and to record their own renditions of those utterances. Simultaneously the F0 contours of both the model utterances and the student utterances are displayed on the computer screen. The effect of the interactive software on the L2 tone production performance by a group of students is compared with that of a control group. The students who could make use of the software show a better approximation of native speakers in F0 mean and range.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings for Interspeech 2005: Eurospeech-9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
    EditorsNuno Mamded
    Place of PublicationLisboa, Portugal
    PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
    Pages181-184
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1018-4074
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology - , Portugal
    Duration: 4 Sept 20058 Sept 2005

    Publication series

    NameInterspeech Conference Proceedings
    PublisherISCA
    ISSN (Print)1018-4074

    Conference

    Conference9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    Period4/09/058/09/05

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