Effects of stress and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish

Marianna Nadeu

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of lexical stress on vowel quality in Iberian Spanish and Central Catalan and the relationship between phonetic variation caused by stress and speech rate. For Catalan, both absence of stress and fast speech rate result in a shrunken vowel space. For Spanish, the effects of speech rate are in line with those found for Catalan. Yet, unstressed vowels are characterized by lower F1 than their stressed counterparts. Results are discussed in the light of the Hyperarticulation Hypothesis and the Sonority Expansion Hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
Pages1394-1397
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 2012
Event13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 13 2012

Other

Other13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period9/9/129/13/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Nadeu, M. (2012). Effects of stress and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish. In 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1394-1397)