The Average Nasalance as a Function of Korean and Chinese in Vowels

중국인과 한국인의 모음의 평균 비성도 연구

  • 황영진 (대구대학교 대학원) ;
  • 김하경 (대구대학교 대학원) ;
  • 정옥란 (대구대학교 재활과학대학언어치료학과) ;
  • 이재홍 (계명대학교 대학원)
  • Published : 2007.09.30


This study attempted to obtain differences as a function of Korean and Chinese in vowels. The $NasalView^{(R}}$ (Tiger Electronics Inc., Seattle, USA) was used to obtain nasalance values. Ninety eight subjects participated in this study (48 females from Korea and 48 females from China). The stimuli used in this experiment included vowel /i, a, u/. The stimuli were presented in a random order. The entire session was recorded and the average nasalance score was measured via the $NasalView^{(R)}$. The procedure took approximately 10 minutes. The results of this study showed that the difference between Korean and Chinese was significant in vowel /i, a, u/. The average nasalance scores were /i, a, u/ from highest to lowest in order in vowels. The average nasalance was higher in China than Korean in vowels.