ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013

Effects of lexical class and lemma frequency on German homographs

Barbara Samlowski, Petra Wagner, Bernd Möbius

German demonstrative pronouns, relative pronouns, and definite articles are segmentally identical but differ strongly in the frequency with which they appear. We examined the production of five such particles in a reading task. In a comparison of orthographically identical word pairs belonging to different lexical classes we found small but significant differences in word and vowel duration, prominence, and spectral similarity. Three of the particles in particular tended to be longer and more prominent when they occurred as demonstrative or relative articles than when they were assigned their usual role as definite articles.

doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-163

Cite as: Samlowski, B., Wagner, P., Möbius, B. (2013) Effects of lexical class and lemma frequency on German homographs. Proc. Interspeech 2013, 597-601, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-163

  author={Barbara Samlowski and Petra Wagner and Bernd Möbius},
  title={{Effects of lexical class and lemma frequency on German homographs}},
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2013},