Lexical stress in Polish: evidence from focus and phrase-position differentiated production data

Zofia Malisz, Marzena Żygis


We examine acoustic patterns of word stress in Polish in data with carefully separated phrase- and word-level prominences. We aim to verify claims in the literature regarding the phonetic and phonological status of lexical stress (both primary and secondary) in Polish and to contribute to a better understanding of prominence and boundary interactions. Our results show significant effects of primary stress on acoustic parameters such as duration, f0 measures and spectral emphasis expected for a fixed primary stress language. We do not find clear and systematic acoustic evidence for secondary stress.


 DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-204

Cite as: Malisz, Z., Żygis, M. (2018) Lexical stress in Polish: evidence from focus and phrase-position differentiated production data. Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018, 1008-1012, DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-204.


@inproceedings{Malisz2018,
  author={Zofia Malisz and Marzena Żygis},
  title={Lexical stress in Polish: evidence from focus and phrase-position differentiated production data},
  year=2018,
  booktitle={Proc. 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018},
  pages={1008--1012},
  doi={10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-204},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-204}
}