Final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue in Swedish: the case of att 'that'

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Final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue in Swedish: the case of att 'that'. / Johansson, Victoria; Horne, Merle; Strömqvist, Sven.

2001. (Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics; Vol. 49).

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T1 - Final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue in Swedish: the case of att 'that'

AU - Johansson, Victoria

AU - Horne, Merle

AU - Strömqvist, Sven

N1 - 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)

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - The Swedish word att /at/ is associated with two grammatical functions: a) (part of) a subordinate conjunction and b) an infinitive marker. This pilot study, with 5 short spontaneous discourses from 3 male speakers shows a correlation between pauses after att, and aspiration of /t/ in att, where aspiration can be interpreted as a kind of final lengthening involving the release phase of the stop consonant. We also show a tendency for att with aspiration to be associated with the grammatical function of subordinate conjunction. Further, we are able to show a tendency for the infinitive marker to be unaspirated in the normal case, while the subordinate conjunctions are characterized by final aspiration in 40 % of the cases.

AB - The Swedish word att /at/ is associated with two grammatical functions: a) (part of) a subordinate conjunction and b) an infinitive marker. This pilot study, with 5 short spontaneous discourses from 3 male speakers shows a correlation between pauses after att, and aspiration of /t/ in att, where aspiration can be interpreted as a kind of final lengthening involving the release phase of the stop consonant. We also show a tendency for att with aspiration to be associated with the grammatical function of subordinate conjunction. Further, we are able to show a tendency for the infinitive marker to be unaspirated in the normal case, while the subordinate conjunctions are characterized by final aspiration in 40 % of the cases.

M3 - Working paper

VL - 49

T3 - Working Papers, Lund University, Dept. of Linguistics

BT - Final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue in Swedish: the case of att 'that'

ER -