ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Tonal alignment in three varieties of hiberno-English

Raya Kalaldeh, Amelie Dorn, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide

This pilot study investigates the tonal alignment of pre-nuclear (PN) and nuclear (N) accents in three Hiberno-English (HE) regional varieties: Dublin, Drogheda, and Donegal English. The peak alignment is investigated as a function of the number of unstressed syllables before PN and after N. Dublin and Drogheda English appear to a have fixed peak alignment in both nuclear and pre-nuclear conditions. Donegal English, however, shows a drift in peak alignment in nuclear and pre-nuclear conditions. Findings also show that the peak is located earlier in nuclear and later in pre-nuclear conditions across the three dialects.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-310

Cite as: Kalaldeh, R., Dorn, A., Ní Chasaide, A. (2009) Tonal alignment in three varieties of hiberno-English. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 2443-2446, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-310

  author={Raya Kalaldeh and Amelie Dorn and Ailbhe {Ní Chasaide}},
  title={{Tonal alignment in three varieties of hiberno-English}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},