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 Sep 20058 Sep 2005

Publication series

NameInterspeech Conference Proceedings
PublisherISCA
ISSN (Print)1018-4074

Conference

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

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    Zhang, F., & Wagner, M. (2005). Effects of F0 Feedback on the Learning of Chinese Tones by Native Speakers of English. In N. Mamded (Ed.), Conference Proceedings for Interspeech 2005: Eurospeech-9th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (pp. 181-184). (Interspeech Conference Proceedings). International Speech Communication Association.