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On the Phonetics of Geminates: Evidence from Cypriot Greek

Arvaniti, Amalia, Tserdanelis, G. (2000) On the Phonetics of Geminates: Evidence from Cypriot Greek. In: Proceedings, Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 2000). 2. pp. 559-562. ISCA Archive (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)

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Abstract

This paper examines the acoustic correlates of the geminate consonants of Cypriot Greek. Several measurements were obtained, including target segment duration, preceding vowel duration and quality, RMS for the geminates themselves, and voice quality differences in their production. It was found that for the segments whose duration can be most easily prolonged (i.e. /l/, nasals and fricatives) the most robust and consistent cue to gemination is length. In the case of stops, affricates and /r/, on the other hand, there are additional cues in the manner of articulation of the segments, with /r/ turning into a trill, and the stops and the affricate becoming aspirated. However, preliminary results from the other cues investigated suggest that gemination does not have a consistent effect on them either within or across speakers.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
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: 06 Jan 2015 13:18 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/46524 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Arvaniti, Amalia: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1689-1931
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