Segment Duration in Finnish as Imitated by Russians

Riikka Ullakonoja, Mikko Kuronen, Pertti Hurme, Hannele Dufva


The paper reports findings of a study in which Russian speakers without any prior knowledge of the language imitated Finnish utterances, and, in particular, how they succeeded in imitating segmental duration. The data was analyzed using acoustic measurements of segment duration as well as auditory analysis by four judges. The results show that while Russian speakers faced difficulties in imitating some aspects of the Finnish quantity, many imitated words were judged as comprehensible.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-88

Cite as: Ullakonoja, R., Kuronen, M., Hurme, P., Dufva, H. (2014) Segment Duration in Finnish as Imitated by Russians. Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, 507-511, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-88.


@inproceedings{Ullakonoja2014,
  author={Riikka Ullakonoja and Mikko Kuronen and Pertti Hurme and Hannele Dufva},
  title={{Segment Duration in Finnish as Imitated by Russians}},
  year=2014,
  booktitle={Proc. 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014},
  pages={507--511},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-88},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-88}
}