Speech Prosody 2008
Accent perception is only partly due to local phonetic cues. Moreover, global phonetic patterns as well as signal-external top-down knowledge play an important role. The presented experiment continues this line of research and provides evidence for German that the perceived local accent position is affected by a global factor which is central for speech, but which has not been addressed so far: the rhythmic pattern.
Bibliographic reference. Niebuhr, Oliver (2008): "The effect of global rhythms on local accent perceptions in German", In SP-2008, 331-334.