Jennifer Cole, Heejin Kim, Hansook Choi, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson
Abstract:This study examines the effects of prosody on the acoustic cues of stop consonants, based on speech from the Boston University Radio News corpus. An investigation of VOT, f 0 , closure duration, burst amplitude and spectral characteristics provide evidence for a primary effect of accent (a level of phrasal prominence) on these measures as cues to stop voicing and/or place of articulation. There are robust, significant effects of accent on the acoustic cues for both voicing and place of articulation, exhibiting…
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