ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

More on the "segmental anchoring" of prenuclear rises: evidence from East Middle German

Felicitas Kleber, Tamara Rathcke

The paper presents results from a production study on the alignment of prenuclear rising accents in East Middle German in which we focus on two research questions: (1) to what extent can an intermediate variety be integrated in the phonetic alignment continuum from south to north as postulated in [2], and (2) to what extent do time pressure factors from the lefthand context influence the stability of tonal alignment. We rearranged the test material used in [2] with respect to unstressed syllables preceding the accented syllable. Our results show that L is aligned earlier in East Middle German than in Northern and Southern German and that left-sided time pressure effects the alignment of L, but not of H.


Cite as: Kleber, F., Rathcke, T. (2008) More on the "segmental anchoring" of prenuclear rises: evidence from East Middle German. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 583-586

@inproceedings{kleber08_speechprosody,
  author={Felicitas Kleber and Tamara Rathcke},
  title={{More on the "segmental anchoring" of prenuclear rises: evidence from East Middle German}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},
  pages={583--586}
}