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|Title||Word final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue: Data from spontaneous Swedish discourse|
|Author/s||Victoria Johansson, Merle Horne, Sven Strömqvist|
Linguistics and Phonetics
|Full-text||Available as PDF|
|Alternative location (URL)||http://www.isca-speech.org/arc... Restricted Access (Alternative Location)|
|Publication/Series||Proceedings Eurospeech 2001|
|Pages||119 - 122|
|Conference name||EUROSPEECH 2001|
|Abstract English||The Swedish sound string /at/ (graphically: att) is associated with two grammatical functions: a) (part of) a subordinate conjunction and b) as an infinitive marker. Previous studies connect final lengthening and pauses with prosodic and syntactic boundaries in spoken discourse. Following these findings, this pilot study, with 5 short spontaneous discourses from 3 male speakers shows a correlation between pauses after att, and aspiration of /t/ in att. We also show a tendency for att with aspiration to be associated with the grammatical function of subordinate conjunction. Further, looking at the distribution of aspiration in the subordinate conjunction att, and in the infinitive marker att, we are able to show a tendency for the infinitive marker to be unaspirated in the normal case, while the subordinate conjunctions are characterized by final aspiration in 40 % of the cases.|
Languages and Literatures
|Keywords||prosody, aspiration, phrase boundary, prosodic boundary|
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