This study reports on the continuing investigation into the articulatory realization of function words in English. Using data from the Multichannel Articulatory (MOCHA) database, the consonant articulations in function and content words are examined as a function of position in an utterance. The preliminary results suggest that the word-class distinction is a vital factor in the interface between prosody and articulation.
Bibliographic reference. Nakamura, Mitsuhiro (2008): "Prosodic position effects and function words in English: a pilot study", In INTERSPEECH-2008, 784.