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Acoustic analysis of Chinese fricatives and affricates

Svantesson, Jan-Olof LU (1986) In Journal of Chinese Linguistics 14(1). p.53-70
Abstract
A method of analyzing & describing the acoustic properties of fricatives is developed & applied to the fricatives & to the fricative components of the affricates of Standard Chinese. The method consists of making f spectra using the Fast Fourier Transform & analyzing the spectra in terms of critical bands. Three measures are proposed for characterizing the fricative spectra: the center of gravity, the dispersion, & the mean intensity level. The six fricatives of Chinese, & the fricative components of the six affricates are analyzed by this method, & compared with other langs. There is also some discussion of the significance of the results for the perception of Standard Chinese fricatives, & the relation of... (More)
A method of analyzing & describing the acoustic properties of fricatives is developed & applied to the fricatives & to the fricative components of the affricates of Standard Chinese. The method consists of making f spectra using the Fast Fourier Transform & analyzing the spectra in terms of critical bands. Three measures are proposed for characterizing the fricative spectra: the center of gravity, the dispersion, & the mean intensity level. The six fricatives of Chinese, & the fricative components of the six affricates are analyzed by this method, & compared with other langs. There is also some discussion of the significance of the results for the perception of Standard Chinese fricatives, & the relation of the method to distinctive feature theory. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A method of analyzing & describing the acoustic properties of fricatives is developed & applied to the fricatives & to the fricative components of the affricates of Standard Chinese. The method consists of making f spectra using the Fast Fourier Transform & analyzing the spectra in terms of critical bands. Three measures are proposed for characterizing the fricative spectra: the center of gravity, the dispersion, & the mean intensity level. The six fricatives of Chinese, & the fricative components of the six affricates are analyzed by this method, & compared with other langs. There is also some discussion of the significance of the results for the perception of Standard Chinese fricatives, & the relation of the method to distinctive feature theory.},
  author       = {Svantesson, Jan-Olof},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {53--70},
  publisher    = {University of California},
  series       = {Journal of Chinese Linguistics},
  title        = {Acoustic analysis of Chinese fricatives and affricates},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {1986},
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