ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

Spirantization of /p t k/ in Sienese Italian and so-called semi-fricatives

Mary Stevens, John Hajek

This paper presents the results of a first acoustic phonetic investigation into voiceless spirantization in the variety of Tuscan Italian spoken in Siena. Based on spontaneous speech data (6 speakers), we focus upon occurrences of a phonetic variant, previously referred to as a 'semi-fricative'. Intermediate between a voiceless stop and a voiceless fricative, it is reported to occur in Pisan (e.g. [1], [2]) but not Florentine Italian (e.g. [3]).


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-764

Cite as: Stevens, M., Hajek, J. (2005) Spirantization of /p t k/ in Sienese Italian and so-called semi-fricatives. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 2893-2896, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-764

@inproceedings{stevens05_interspeech,
  author={Mary Stevens and John Hajek},
  title={{Spirantization of /p t k/ in Sienese Italian and so-called semi-fricatives}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={2893--2896},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-764}
}