ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Central vowels in Arrernte: metrical prominence and pitch accent

Marija Tabain, Kristine Rickard, Gavan Breen, Veronica Dobson

This paper presents duration and formant data for the central vowels /@/ (schwa) and /a/ in Arrernte, a central Australian language. Results show that /@/ has a shorter duration and higher position in the vowel space in metrically prominent syllables, whereas /a/ has a longer duration and no change in formant structure. By contrast, effects of pitch accent are minimal for both vowels.


Cite as: Tabain, M., Rickard, K., Breen, G., Dobson, V. (2008) Central vowels in Arrernte: metrical prominence and pitch accent. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1122

@inproceedings{tabain08_interspeech,
  author={Marija Tabain and Kristine Rickard and Gavan Breen and Veronica Dobson},
  title={{Central vowels in Arrernte: metrical prominence and pitch accent}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1122}
}