Distal rate effect for Finnish epenthetic vowels

Michael O'Dell, Tommi Nieminen


The present study examined whether the speech rate of a carrier sentence has an effect on how many syllables are perceived in test words in Finnish. This distal speech rate effect has previously been found for other languages, e.g.\ English, Russian and Mandarin. Results of this study showed that the effect is operative in Finnish as well---the difference between a separate syllable as opposed to just the transition between consonants in a cluster within a word is perceived in relation to context tempo.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-131

Cite as: O'Dell, M., Nieminen, T. (2018) Distal rate effect for Finnish epenthetic vowels. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 646-650, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-131.


@inproceedings{O'Dell2018,
  author={Michael O'Dell and Tommi Nieminen},
  title={Distal rate effect for Finnish epenthetic vowels},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018},
  pages={646--650},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-131},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-131}
}