ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2014
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2014

Monosyllabic Lexical Pitch Contrasts in Norwegian

Niamh Kelly, Rajka Smiljanic

This paper examines the lexical tonal accent contrast in monosyllabic words in the Trondersk dialect of Norwegian. The results of a production experiment in which speakers produced the unmarked accent and the circumflex accent showed that the tonal distinction is characterized by a difference in f0 maximum, f0 height at onset, f0 minimum and its timing, and height of the final Accent Phrase H tone. The presence of the tonal accent contrast on monosyllabic words is unusual among dialects of Norwegian and Swedish.

doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-142

Cite as: Kelly, N., Smiljanic, R. (2014) Monosyllabic Lexical Pitch Contrasts in Norwegian. Proc. Speech Prosody 2014, 767-771, doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2014-142

  author={Niamh Kelly and Rajka Smiljanic},
  title={{Monosyllabic Lexical Pitch Contrasts in Norwegian}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2014},