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Peak Scaling in Greek and the Role of Declination

Arvaniti, Amalia (2003) Peak Scaling in Greek and the Role of Declination. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, pp. 2269-2272. ISBN 978-1-876346-48-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:46474)

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Abstract

The controversial role of declination in the scaling of accentual peaks was tested using Greek materials, consisting of sentences of increasing length (from two to

five accented words) in which successive accents were separated by either two or four unstressed syllables. It was hypothesized that if peak scaling is locally controlled (i.e. independent of declination), the peaks in the long sentences would not be scaled lower than peaks found in the same position in the short sentences. The results showed that peaks were scaled lower in the long sentences, but the effect was very small. On the other hand, multiple regression showed that the best predictor of peak scaling was the scaling of the preceding peak, while other factors played a very small role. These results largely agree with results from Spanish and English and support the view that declination does not play a major part in peak scaling.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Amalia Arvaniti
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 14:45 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 14:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46474 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Arvaniti, Amalia: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1689-1931
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