ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

Acoustic Model of Stress in Standard Greek and Greek Dialects

Anastassia Loukina

Phonetics Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK

The paper compares acoustic models which predict the position of stress in bisyllabic words in Greek varieties. It is shown that while in Thessalian Greek ratios of peak amplitude and F1 are the best predictors of stress, in Athenian and Cypriot Greek these are ratios of durations and f0. Furthermore in Cypriot Greek morphological category of the token affects the acoustic prominence of the stressed vowel.

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Bibliographic reference.  Loukina, Anastassia (2008): "Acoustic model of stress in standard Greek and Greek dialects", In ExLing-2008, 149-152.