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The Examination of the Relationship between Perception and Production of Mandarin tone of Kazak Students

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This study aims at examination on the relationship between the
perception and production of Mandarin tone by Kazak minor
learners from China. The eight-day perceptual training course
of Mandarin tone is designed. Perception is assessed by means
of identification test. Production data is collected both at
pretest and post-test, and evaluated by native speakers of
Mandarin Chinese. The results from the perception at pretest
and post-test reveal that training Kazak learners to perceive
Mandarin tones has been shown to be effective, with
identification improvement by 22.7%. The trainees have big
difficulties in identifying tone 1. And tone 1 is more
incorrectly to be perceived as tone 2 than the reverse, and tone
2 is more incorrectly to be perceived as tone 3, and vice versa.
The production results show that, comparing to the pretest,
identification of trainees’ post-test tone productions improve
by 12%, indicating significant tone production improvement
after perceptual training. And acoustic analysis of the pretest
and post-test productions further indicate the pitch shape and
pitch height more resembles the native norm after the
perceptual training, but the pitch height is still a bit lower than
the native norm. These results are discussed by the means of
the relationship between Kazak native speakers’ perception
and production of Mandarin tone.

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Authors:
Zihou MENG
Submitted On:
13 October 2016 - 1:42am
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LIU Yali
Paper Code:
168
Document Year:
2016
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[1] Zihou MENG, "The Examination of the Relationship between Perception and Production of Mandarin tone of Kazak Students", IEEE SigPort, 2016. [Online]. Available: http://sigport.org/1165. Accessed: Sep. 27, 2020.
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Zihou MENG. (2016). The Examination of the Relationship between Perception and Production of Mandarin tone of Kazak Students. IEEE SigPort. http://sigport.org/1165
Zihou MENG, 2016. The Examination of the Relationship between Perception and Production of Mandarin tone of Kazak Students. Available at: http://sigport.org/1165.
Zihou MENG. (2016). "The Examination of the Relationship between Perception and Production of Mandarin tone of Kazak Students." Web.
1. Zihou MENG. The Examination of the Relationship between Perception and Production of Mandarin tone of Kazak Students [Internet]. IEEE SigPort; 2016. Available from : http://sigport.org/1165