ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013

Final lengthening in Russian: a corpus-based study

Tatiana Kachkovskaia, Nina Volskaya, Pavel Skrelin

The paper presents the results of a corpus-based study of final lengthening in Russian. The Corpus of Russian Professionally Read Speech (CORPRES) was used to investigate the degree of word and vowel lengthening as a function of prosodic factors, including prosodic boundary type and phrase or utterance pitch pattern. The results show that the degree of both word and vowel lengthening depends on the boundary depth and the location of the word within the intonation contour, as well as on the presence of a pause. Our data are only partly in line with the data previously obtained in a controlled experiment.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-375

Cite as: Kachkovskaia, T., Volskaya, N., Skrelin, P. (2013) Final lengthening in Russian: a corpus-based study. Proc. Interspeech 2013, 1438-1442, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-375

  author={Tatiana Kachkovskaia and Nina Volskaya and Pavel Skrelin},
  title={{Final lengthening in Russian: a corpus-based study}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2013},