COMMUNICATION OF LEXICAL TONES IN CANTONESE ALARYNGEAL SPEECH
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AbstractCantonese is a tone language with six lexical tones. Each word has a distinctive tone, signaled by fundamental frequency variations at the syllable level. We investigated the relative efficiency of alaryngeal Cantonese speakers in conveying tonal variations in words in citation form. isolated tone tokens were produced by three esophageal speakers, two tracheoesophageal speakers, two pneumatic artificial laryngeal speakers, and two electrolaryngeal speakers for perceptual tests. The correct responses from 22 listeners were highest for the pneumatic artificial laryngeal speakers, and could be graded in order of proficiency as esophageal, tracheoesophageal, and electrolaryngeal speakers. These results provide a linguistic perspective tor guiding voice rehabilitation and the choice of voice in alaryngeal patients who speak a tone language.
All Author(s) ListCHING TYC, WILLIAMS R, VANHASSELT A
Journal nameJOURNAL OF SPEECH AND HEARING RESEARCH
Year1994
Month6
Day1
Volume Number37
Issue Number3
PublisherAMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC
Pages557 - 571
ISSN0022-4685
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsALARYNGEAL SPEECH; CANTONESE TONES; LEXICAL TONE PERCEPTION
Web of Science Subject CategoriesLanguage & Linguistics; Linguistics; Rehabilitation

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