Word accent gestures in West Swedish

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The generally accepted knowledge of the word accent manifestations in
West Swedish (prototype Gothenburg) predicts a specific pattern of the word
accent gestures common to a great variety of dialects within Götaland. The
generally accepted picture of the word accent distinction is that it is clearly
manifested in the different pitch contours. The main purpose of the present
study was to verify this and gain further insight into how the distinction is
manifested in West Swedish. Contrary to our predictions, the nine different
dialects examined showed no clear word accent distinction concerning the
timing and shape of the pitch contours.


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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from Fonetik 2003 ; Phonum 9
EditorsMattias Heldner
PublisherDept. of Philosophy and Linguistics, Univ. Umeå
ISBN (Print)91-7305-430-5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch

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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)

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