Voice Onset Time in Children and Adults: Evidence from Mandarin Voiceless Stops
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- Voice onset time, children, adult, Mandarin voiceless stops
This study seeks to investigate the effect of age and sex on voice onset time(VOT) of stops in Mandarin-speaking children and adults. 13 monolingual children and 13 adults participated in a sentence production experiment. Target sounds were obtained from productions elicited by a sentences reading experiment. Results showed that children had significantly longer VOT values for voiceless aspirated stops in comparison to adults. However, no significant age differences in VOT were observed for voiceless unaspirated stops. In addition, significant sex differences in VOTs were only found for voiceless aspirated stops between adults, whereas no significant sex differences in VOT were found for both aspirated and unaspirated stops produced by children. Possible accounts were discussed.
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TY - CONF AU - Junzhou Ma AU - Xiaoxiang Chen AU - Yezhou Wu PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Voice Onset Time in Children and Adults: Evidence from Mandarin Voiceless Stops BT - Proceedings of the 2018 4th International Conference on Economics, Social Science, Arts, Education and Management Engineering (ESSAEME 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 193 EP - 197 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/essaeme-18.2018.37 DO - 10.2991/essaeme-18.2018.37 ID - Ma2018/07 ER -