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Dialectal effects on the perception of Greek vowels

Lengeris, Angelos and Kainada, Evia and Baltazani, Mary and Iverson, Paul (2015) Dialectal effects on the perception of Greek vowels. In: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. International Phonetic Association. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4. (KAR id:62027)


This study examined cross-dialectal differences on the perception of Greek vowels. Speakers of Standard Modern Greek (SMG) and two dialectal areas (Crete, Kozani), all with five vowels in their systems, chose best exemplar locations (prototypes) for Greek vowels embedded in a carrier sentence spoken by a speaker of their dialect. The results showed that SMG, Cretan and Kozani vowels were well separated in the perceptual space. At the same time, there were dialect-induced differences in the positioning and distances between vowels as well as in the total space area covered by each dialect. The organisation of perceived vowel space therefore seems to be dialect-specific, a finding which is consistent with production studies examining the organisation of the acoustic vowel space.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Angelos Lengeris
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 17:58 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 15:52 UTC
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