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Duration differences in the articulation and acoustics of Swiss German word-initial geminate and singleton stops

Abstract:

Stops in Swiss German contrast only in quantity in all word positions; aspiration and voicing play no role. As in most languages with consonant quantity contrast, geminate stops are produced with significantly longer closure duration (CD) than singletons in an intersonorant context. This holds word medially as well as phrase medially, e.g., [oni tto:sə] "without roar" versus [oni to:sə] "without can." Since the stops are voiceless, no CD clue distinguishes ge...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1121/1.2916699

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Institution:
"Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany"
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics
Publisher:
Acoustical Society of America Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Journal website
Volume:
123
Issue:
6
Pages:
4446-4455
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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ISSN:
0001-4966
URN:
uuid:58f3aad0-78b9-4c7d-9c77-bbcd5a05077e
Local pid:
ora:2704

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