Speech Prosody 2008

Campinas, Brazil
May 6-9, 2008

A Preliminary Study of Temporal Adaptation in Polish VC Groups

Zofia Malisz (1), Katarzyna Klessa (2)

(1) School of English, (2) Institute of Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

The study presents experimental data on Polish vowel durations in consonantal contexts gathered to test prosodic hypotheses. An attempt is made to verify the significance of the process of balancing V-to-V durations in a dynamical model of speech rhythm applied to Polish. We report on the results of a controlled experiment followed by a query of a corpus of running Polish speech, both investigating the influence of selected Polish consonants on preceding vowel duration.

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Bibliographic reference.  Malisz, Zofia / Klessa, Katarzyna (2008): "A preliminary study of temporal adaptation in Polish VC groups", In SP-2008, 383-386.