ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

English word stress as produced by English and dutch speakers: the role of segmental and suprasegmental differences

Bettina Braun, Kristin Lemhofer, Anne Cutler

It has been claimed that Dutch listeners use suprasegmental cues (duration, spectral tilt) more than English listeners in distinguishing English word stress. We tested whether this asymmetry also holds in production, comparing the realization of English word stress by native English speakers and Dutch speakers. Results confirmed that English speakers centralize unstressed vowels more, while Dutch speakers of English make more use of suprasegmental differences.


Cite as: Braun, B., Lemhofer, K., Cutler, A. (2008) English word stress as produced by English and dutch speakers: the role of segmental and suprasegmental differences. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1953

@inproceedings{braun08b_interspeech,
  author={Bettina Braun and Kristin Lemhofer and Anne Cutler},
  title={{English word stress as produced by English and dutch speakers: the role of segmental and suprasegmental differences}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1953}
}