ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Word-final [t]-deletion: an analysis on the segmental and sub-segmental level

Barbara Schuppler, Wim van Dommelen, Jacques Koreman, Mirjam Ernestus

This paper presents a study on the reduction of word-final [t]s in conversational standard Dutch. Based on a large amount of tokens annotated on the segmental level, we show that the bigram frequency and the segmental context are the main predictors for the absence of [t]s. In a second study, we present an analysis of the detailed acoustic properties of word-final [t]s and we show that bigram frequency and context also play a role on the sub-segmental level. This paper extends research on the realization of /t/ in spontaneous speech and shows the importance of incorporating sub-segmental properties in models of speech.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-645

Cite as: Schuppler, B., Dommelen, W.v., Koreman, J., Ernestus, M. (2009) Word-final [t]-deletion: an analysis on the segmental and sub-segmental level. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 2275-2278, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-645

@inproceedings{schuppler09_interspeech,
  author={Barbara Schuppler and Wim van Dommelen and Jacques Koreman and Mirjam Ernestus},
  title={{Word-final [t]-deletion: an analysis on the segmental and sub-segmental level}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={2275--2278},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-645}
}