14thAnnual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Lyon, France
August 25-29, 2013

Final Lengthening in Russian: A Corpus-Based Study

Tatiana Kachkovskaia, Nina Volskaya, Pavel Skrelin

Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

The paper presents the results of a corpus-based study of final lengthening in Russian. The Corpus of Russian Professionally Read Speech (CORPRES) was used to investigate the degree of word and vowel lengthening as a function of prosodic factors, including prosodic boundary type and phrase or utterance pitch pattern. The results show that the degree of both word and vowel lengthening depends on the boundary depth and the location of the word within the intonation contour, as well as on the presence of a pause. Our data are only partly in line with the data previously obtained in a controlled experiment.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kachkovskaia, Tatiana / Volskaya, Nina / Skrelin, Pavel (2013): "Final lengthening in Russian: a corpus-based study", In INTERSPEECH-2013, 1438-1442.