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Tone survey


The following research survey will ask you about your experiences with and attitudes towards tone languages, in both your teaching and research. It is designed to get a pulse on the ways in which tone is treated in our field and how it is presented to the next generation of linguists. For the purposes of this survey, “tone language” will be defined as a language in which f0 or pitch can be used to create lexical or grammatical contrasts (thus encompassing both canonical tone languages such as Mandarin as well as “pitch accent” languages like Japanese). 

Your participation is voluntary. No personally identifiable information will be collected as part of this survey; results are strictly confidential and will be presented in the aggregate. Please answer questions to reflect your current practices, not your intended or ideal practices. 

Questions about this project may be directed to: