An online database of phonological representations for Mandarin Chinese

Xiaowei Zhao, Ping Li

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Abstract

A Web-based database is developed to provide psycholinguists with a large-scale phonological representation system for all Mandarin Chinese monosyllables. The construction of the system is based on the slot-based phonological pattern generator (PatPho), with an adequate consideration of the language-specific features of the Chinese phonology. Users can retrieve the relevant phonological representations through an interactive query system on the Web. The query outcomes can be saved in a number of formats, such as Excel spreadsheets, for further analyses. This representation system can be used for a variety of purposes-in particular, connectionist language modeling and, more generally, the study of Chinese phonology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-583
Number of pages9
JournalBehavior research methods
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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