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Abstract The division of languages into stress-, syllable-, and mora-timing is said to be supported by experiments showing that languages are discriminated only if they belong to different rhythm classes, a distinction said to be reflected in the duration and variability of consonantal and...
Abstract The study examines rhythmic convergence between speakers of American and Indian English. Previous research has shown that American English shows tendencies towards stress-timing, and Indian English has been claimed to be syllable-timed (Crystal 1994). Starting from the view that...
Abstract The present paper examines glottal stops and the glottalisation of word-initial vowels in Polish and German. The presence of glottal marking is studied depending on speech style (‘speech’ vs. ‘dialogue’), prominence, phrasal position, speech rate, word type, preceding segment, and...
Abstract This study employs a stress priming paradigm to investigate sensitivity to metrical structure in speech planning and production in Australian English. Target words with iambic stress were preceded by primes with either congruent or incongruent stress and also embedded in metrical...
Abstract Phonological models of intonation use abstract categories, such as pitch accents, to build a bridge between continuous modulations in F 0 contours (on the substantial side) and post-lexical meaning (on the functional side). However, recent research on Romance, Germanic, and...
Abstract Even though the outcome of the perception of phonological patterns is categorical, this process might still arise from continuous dynamics. Here, we propose a unified dynamical account of three types of behavior that are usually studied in isolation: short-term perceptual competition,...
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