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Manual of Articulatory Phonetics
by W. Smalley (1963)

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Lesson 2 - Hearing Pitch Distinction

Exercice

Time

Task

Training items

Exercice items

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2_00

0.17

0

0

Discrimination drill: Which is different?

2_01

2.03

Name the syllable whose pitch differs from that of the other syllables in the stimulus. If all syllables are at the same pitch, respond with "NONE".

0

21

2.3

2.2

2_02

2.12

Same as above.

0

20

2.3.

Discrimination: SAME or DIFFERENT

2_03

1.48

A syllable is pronounced twice, possibly with a different tone (pitch movement). Respond with "SAME" or "DIFFERENT".

0

20

2.4.

2_04

2.07

Same as above. Disregard differences in vowels and consonants.

0

22

2.11.

2.5.

2_05

1.51

Same as above.

0

20

2.6.

2_06

2.06

Hausa. Same as above, but 2 syllables.

0

20

2.7.

2_07

3.36

Hausa. Same as above, but 3 syllables.

0

20

2.11

2_08

3.60

Hausa. Same as above.

0

20

2.7

2.9

2_09

3.90

Hausa. Same as above.

0

20

2.10

2_10

4.05

Hausa. Same as above.

0

20

2.9

Level or Glided Pitch

2_11

1.41

One syllable. Respond with LEVEL or RISING.

0

18

2.12

2_12

1.33

One syllable. Respond with LEVEL or FALLING. Pitch interval may vary.

0

18

2.14.

2.13.

2_13

1.28

One syllable. Respond with LEVEL or FALLING. Pitch interval may vary.

0

18

2.14.

2_14

1.32

One syllable. Respond with LEVEL, RISING, or FALLING. Pitch interval may vary.

0

18

2.15.

2_15

1.44

Longer sequences. Listen only to the last syllable of each utterance; the preceding syllables serve as a frame. Respond with LEVEL, RISING, or FALLING.

0

20

4.1.

2.16

2_16

1.33

Same as above.

0

20

4.1.

2_17

1.11

Mano. Same as above.

0

6

2.18

2_18

2.96

Mano. Same as above.

0

16

2.17

2_19

0.59

Vietnamese. Same as above.

0

13

2.20, 2.21

2_20

0.29

Vietnamese. Same as above.

0

5

2.19, 2.21

2_21

0.28

Vietnamese. Same as above

0

5

2.19, 2.20

0

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Designed by Jean-Philippe Goldman - July 2005 - please mail your questions and suggestions

Permission to use the original sound files granted.
Analog to digital conversion of audio tapes by Piet Mertens. and Mark Van de Velde
Data preparation by Diana Trandabat and Maria Husarciuc (chap. 9 to 23), and Carmen Miresan (chap. 2 4 6 8 15 and 24 to 33)

See also Lesson in Prosody by Peter Gilles (Deutsches Seminar der Universität Freiburg) / Anne Catherine Simon (Centre de recherche VALIBEL, Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve) 2005, especially for lessons 2,4,6,8