Exploring multidimensionality: Acoustic and articulatory correlates of Swedish word accents

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Abstract

This study investigates acoustic and articulatory correlates of South Swedish word accents (Accent 1 vs. 2) – a tonal distinction traditionally associated with F0 timing. The study is motivated by previous findings on (i) the acoustic complexity of tonal prosody and (ii) tonal-articulatory interplay in other languages. Acoustic and articulatory (EMA) data from two controlled experiments are reported (14 speakers in total; pilot EMA recordings with 2 speakers). Apart from the well-established F0 timing pattern, results of Experiment 1 reveal a longer duration of a post-stress consonant in Accent 2 than in Accent 1, a higher degree of creaky voice in Accent 1, as well as a
deviant (two-peak) pitch pattern in Accent 2 for one of eight discourse conditions used in the experiment. Experiment 2 reveals an effect of word accent on vowel articulation, as the tongue body gesture target is reached earlier in Accent 2. It also suggests slight but (marginally) significant word-accent effects on word-initial gestural coordination, taking slightly different forms in the two speakers, as well as corresponding differences in word-initial formant patterns. Results are discussed concerning their potential perceptual relevance, as well as with reference to the c-center effect discussed within Articulatory Phonology.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

Nyckelord

  • speech production, pitch, lexical tone, voice quality, articulatory gestures, articulatory phonology, EMA
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationInterspeech 2017
RedaktörerFrancisco Lacerda (chair)
Sidor3236-3240
StatusPublished - 2017
Peer review utfördJa
EvenemangInterspeech 2017 - Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sverige
Varaktighet: 2017 aug 202017 aug 24
http://www.interspeech2017.org/

Publikationsserier

NamnInterspeech
FörlagInternational Speech Communication Association
ISSN (elektroniskt)1990-9772

Konferens

KonferensInterspeech 2017
LandSverige
OrtStockholm
Period2017/08/202017/08/24
Internetadress

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