ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

The effect of global rhythms on local accent perceptions in German

Oliver Niebuhr

Accent perception is only partly due to local phonetic cues. Moreover, global phonetic patterns as well as signal-external top-down knowledge play an important role. The presented experiment continues this line of research and provides evidence for German that the perceived local accent position is affected by a global factor which is central for speech, but which has not been addressed so far: the rhythmic pattern.


Cite as: Niebuhr, O. (2008) The effect of global rhythms on local accent perceptions in German. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 331-334

@inproceedings{niebuhr08_speechprosody,
  author={Oliver Niebuhr},
  title={{The effect of global rhythms on local accent perceptions in German}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},
  pages={331--334}
}