ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1999

Prosodic effects on segmental durations in greek

Antonis Botinis, Marios Fourakis, Irini Prinou

This is an acoustic study of prosodic effects on segmental durations with reference to syllable structure, stress, focus and tempo in Greek. Disyllabic nonsense words with one, or two, or three consonants in the initial syllable were examined in stressed/unstressed, focused/unfocused and normal/fast tempo productions in a carrier sentence contexts. The results indicate that: (1) syllabic onset branching has a bigger effect on the consonant than the vowel; (2) stress has a bigger effect on the vowel than the consonant; (3) focus effects are not substantially different from stress effects; and (4) tempo has a rather even effect on consonant and vowel durations.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-540

Cite as: Botinis, A., Fourakis, M., Prinou, I. (1999) Prosodic effects on segmental durations in greek. Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999), 2475-2478, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-540

@inproceedings{botinis99_eurospeech,
  author={Antonis Botinis and Marios Fourakis and Irini Prinou},
  title={{Prosodic effects on segmental durations in greek}},
  year=1999,
  booktitle={Proc. 6th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1999)},
  pages={2475--2478},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1999-540}
}