An ERP study on categorical perception of lexical tones and nonspeech pitches
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AbstractThe study investigates the electrophysiological signature for Categorical Perception (CP) of lexical tones. Mandarin level and rising tones are the targets and nonspeech counterparts, using pure tones with the same pitch contours, are synthesized as controls. The results show that in lexical tone condition, across-category deviant elicits Mismatch Negativity (MMN) but within-category deviant does not. In pure tone condition, neither deviant elicits significant MMN. The result indicates CP of lexical tones can be observed by MMN signal. It also suggests that before listener does the overt decision, brain activates differently to lexical tones from nonspeech pitches.
All Author(s) ListZheng HY, Wang WSY
Name of Conference9th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2008)
Start Date of Conference22/09/2008
End Date of Conference26/09/2008
Place of ConferenceBrisbane
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
Detailed descriptionorganized by Interenational Speech Communication Association,
Year2008
Month1
Day1
PublisherISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC
Pages1096 - 1096
ISBN978-1-61567-378-0
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordscategorical perception; lexical tones; MMN
Web of Science Subject CategoriesComputer Science; Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence; Engineering; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

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