ISCA Archive Interspeech 2015
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2015

Polysyllabic shortening and word-final lengthening in English

Andreas Windmann, Juraj Šimko, Petra Wagner

We investigate Polysyllabic shortening effects in three prosodic domains, the word, the inter-stress interval (ISI) and the narrow rhythm unit (NRU), in a large corpus of English broadcast speech. Results confirm and extend earlier findings, indicating that these effects are interpretable as artifacts of word-final lengthening. We do, however, find effects compatible with the assumption of eurhythmic principles in speech production.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2015-8

Cite as: Windmann, A., Šimko, J., Wagner, P. (2015) Polysyllabic shortening and word-final lengthening in English. Proc. Interspeech 2015, 36-40, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2015-8

  author={Andreas Windmann and Juraj Šimko and Petra Wagner},
  title={{Polysyllabic shortening and word-final lengthening in English}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2015},