Journal of Phonetics volume 35, issue 3, P301-320 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2006.11.001 View full text
Claudia Kuzla, Taehong Cho, Mirjam Ernestus

Abstract: This study addressed prosodic effects on the duration of and amount of glottal vibration in German word-initial fricatives /f, v, z/ in assimilatory and non-assimilatory devoicing contexts. Fricatives following /a/ (non-assimilation context) were longer and were produced with less glottal vibration after higher prosodic boundaries, reflecting domain initial prosodic strengthening. After /t/ (assimilation context), lenis fricatives (/v, z/) were produced with less glottal vibration than after /a/, due to assim…

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