8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Realisations and Alternations in German /r/-Realisation

Christiane Ulbrich, Horst Ulbrich

University of Ulster, UK

Rhotics, generally believed to be phonetically heterogeneous - are usually classified into one group of sounds due to their similar phonological behaviour and their diachronic and synchronic alternation [13, 12, 31, and 1]. Previous research has shown considerable segmental variation, especially in the realisation of /r/ in German which lead some authors to conclude that a positive description of the German phoneme /r/ does not make sense [11].

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Bibliographic reference.  Ulbrich, Christiane / Ulbrich, Horst (2007): "Realisations and alternations in German /r/-realisation", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 2733-2736.