ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2016
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2016

Persian word accent is deletable

Hamed Rahmani, Toni Rietveld, Carlos Gussenhoven

Two experiments were conducted to determine whether the Persian word accent disappears in two putative ‘deaccenting’ contexts, post-focal regions and ‘presupposed’ embedded clauses, to the extent that accentual minimal pairs become homophonous. A production experiment showed low F0 plateaus on the post-focal and presupposed words, while a perception experiment showed that such words are not recognized above a just-noticeable-difference (JND) baseline. The results confirm that accents are deleted and that accent location contrasts are neutralized.

doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016-90

Cite as: Rahmani, H., Rietveld, T., Gussenhoven, C. (2016) Persian word accent is deletable. Proc. Speech Prosody 2016, 440-444, doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016-90

  author={Hamed Rahmani and Toni Rietveld and Carlos Gussenhoven},
  title={{Persian word accent is deletable}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2016},