Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

7. Phonetic evidence for prosodic word prominence in American English

Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

Mariko Sugahara [+-]
Doshisha University
Mariko Sugahara is Associate Professor in English Linguistics at Doshisha University, Japan.

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This paper examines whether the head-Foot of PW has any phonetic correlates to distinguish it from a non-head-Foot even in an unaccented environment where the presence or absence of a pitch accent does not distinguish the two. More specific questions are (a) whether the designated terminal element (DTE) of the head-Foot of PW, i.e., a vowel with primary stress, is associated with longer durations than the DTE of a non-head Foot, i.e., a vowel with secondary stress (Sections 7.3 and 7.4, Experiments I and II), and (b) whether the head-Foot of PW as a whole undergoes lengthening (Section 7.4, Experiment II). 

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Sugahara, Mariko. 7. Phonetic evidence for prosodic word prominence in American English. Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 208 - 236 Feb 2012. ISBN 9781845536770. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20118. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20118. Feb 2012

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