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Rhythm class perception by expert phoneticians

Rathcke, Tamara V. and Smith, Rachel (2015) Rhythm class perception by expert phoneticians. In: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. International Phonetic Association, London. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. (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 contributes to the recent debate in linguistic-phonetic rhythm research dominated by the idea of a perceptual dichotomy involving “syllable-timed” and “stress-timed” rhythm classes. Some previous studies have shown that it is difficult both to find reliable acoustic correlates of these classes and also to obtain reliable perceptual data for their support.

We argue that the rhythm class hypothesis has reached its limits in informing empirical enquiry into linguistic rhythm, and new research avenues are needed to understand this multi-layered phenomenon.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: rhythm class, rhythm perception, expert phonetician, dialects of British English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Tamara Rathcke
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 10:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50282 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rathcke, Tamara V.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4831-7387
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