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Vowel reduction in Bulgarian; phonetic data and model experiments.

Wood, Sidney A J LU and Pettersson, Thore (1988) In Folia Linguistica 22(3-4). p.239-262
Abstract
Results of a spectral analysis of vowel reduction in Bulgarian (N = 2 educated male speakers of the Sofia dialect) & model experiments that test these results are reported. The hypothesis was that reduction of Bulgarian open vowels is related to neutralization of mandibular depression, weakening or elimination of lingual & labial compensation for mandibular errors, & weakening of pharyngeal narrowing: models were developed to match spectral regression for pharyngeal /a/, palatal /e/, & pharyngovelar /o/. The experiments indicate that reduction is gradual rather than discrete, suggesting that an underlying articulatory plan for a complete rendering is executed with varying degrees of attention, depending on which components... (More)
Results of a spectral analysis of vowel reduction in Bulgarian (N = 2 educated male speakers of the Sofia dialect) & model experiments that test these results are reported. The hypothesis was that reduction of Bulgarian open vowels is related to neutralization of mandibular depression, weakening or elimination of lingual & labial compensation for mandibular errors, & weakening of pharyngeal narrowing: models were developed to match spectral regression for pharyngeal /a/, palatal /e/, & pharyngovelar /o/. The experiments indicate that reduction is gradual rather than discrete, suggesting that an underlying articulatory plan for a complete rendering is executed with varying degrees of attention, depending on which components are neutralized & how far. The articulatory behavior modeled in the experiments successfully reproduced the observed spectral reduction. Results demonstrate that the reduction of Bulgarian /e, a, o/ in unstressed syllables can be explained in terms of partial or complete neutralization of mandibular depression, lip spreading or rounding, pharyngeal activity, & compensation. (Less)
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  author       = {{Wood, Sidney A J and Pettersson, Thore}},
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  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{3-4}},
  pages        = {{239--262}},
  publisher    = {{Mouton de Gruyter}},
  series       = {{Folia Linguistica}},
  title        = {{Vowel reduction in Bulgarian; phonetic data and model experiments.}},
  volume       = {{22}},
  year         = {{1988}},
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