Monosyllabic Lexical Pitch Contrasts in Norwegian

Niamh Kelly, Rajka Smiljanic


This paper examines the lexical tonal accent contrast in monosyllabic words in the Trondersk dialect of Norwegian. The results of a production experiment in which speakers produced the unmarked accent and the circumflex accent showed that the tonal distinction is characterized by a difference in f0 maximum, f0 height at onset, f0 minimum and its timing, and height of the final Accent Phrase H tone. The presence of the tonal accent contrast on monosyllabic words is unusual among dialects of Norwegian and Swedish.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-141

Cite as: Kelly, N., Smiljanic, R. (2014) Monosyllabic Lexical Pitch Contrasts in Norwegian. Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, 767-771, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-141.


@inproceedings{Kelly2014,
  author={Niamh Kelly and Rajka Smiljanic},
  title={{Monosyllabic Lexical Pitch Contrasts in Norwegian}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014},
  pages={767--771},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-141},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-141}
}