Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

Articulation Rate Variation in South Swedish Phrases

Petra Hansson

Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Lund University, Sweden

In this paper, a study on articulation rate variation within the prosodic phrase is presented. The dialect under investigation is south Swedish. South Swedish shares many prosodic properties with Danish, a language claimed to lack phrasefinal lengthening. The results of the present study nevertheless indicate that the articulation rate in south Swedish phrases is significantly lower in phrase-final words than in preceding words, and that the reduction in articulation rate between successive words in the prosodic phrase is not restricted to the final part of the phrase.

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Bibliographic reference.  Hansson, Petra (2002): "Articulation rate variation in south Swedish phrases", In SP-2002, 371-374.