Perception of South Swedish Word Accents

Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Gösta Bruce

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A perceptual experiment concerning South Swedish word accents (accent I, accent II) is described. By means of editing and resynthesis techniques the F0 pattern of a test word in a phrase context has been systematically manipulated: initial rise (glide vs. jump) and final concatenation (6 timing degrees of the accentual fall). The results indicate that both a gliding rise and a late fall seem necessary for the perception of accent II, while there appear to be no such specific, necessary cues for the perception of accent I.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings from Fonetik 2006
Subtitle of host publicationLund, June 7-9, 2006. Working Papers in Linguistics, Lund University, Centre for Languages and Literature
EditorsGilbert Ambrazaitis, Susanne Schötz
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherCentre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventFonetik 2006 - Hörsalen, SOL, Lunds Universitet, Helgonabacken 12, Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2006 Jun 72006 Jun 9

Publication series

NameWorking Papers in General Linguistics and Phonetics
PublisherCentre for Languages and Literature, Lund University
ISSN (Print)0280-526X


ConferenceFonetik 2006

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • South Swedish
  • word accent
  • accent 1
  • HL
  • markedness
  • accent 2
  • prosody
  • intonation


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