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Word accent and intonation in Baltic
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
2014 (English)In: Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody / [ed] N. Campbell, D. Gibbon, D. Hirst, 2014, 668-672 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We examine the realization of word accent contrasts in Standard Latvian and East Aukštaitian Lithuanian across intonational contexts. In our Latvian data the contrast is manifested as level vs. falling pitch in most contexts, in addition to a durational difference. In Aukštaitian Lithuanian, instead, differences in vowel quality and duration cue the lexical contrast in the nuclei that we examine. While Latvian retains a tonal contrast, in Aukštaitian Lithuanian it has been replaced with a combined segmental/quantitative contrast, where the so-called circumflex tone corresponds to relatively shorter duration and, in the case of diphthongs, centralized quality in the first half. We discuss the implications of these findings for further typological work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 668-672 p.
Series
Science foundation Ireland, ISSN 2333-2042
Keyword [en]
Baltic, Latvian, Lithuanian, prosody, word accent
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Linguistics; Baltic Languages; Phonetics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-107947DiVA: diva2:752517
Conference
Speech Prosody 17, Dublin, Ireland, May 20-23, 2014
Available from: 2014-10-04 Created: 2014-10-04 Last updated: 2017-06-07Bibliographically approved

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