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Word final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue: Data from spontaneous Swedish discourse

Johansson, Victoria LU ; Horne, Merle LU and Strömqvist, Sven LU (2001) EUROSPEECH 2001 In Proceedings Eurospeech 2001 1. p.119-122
Abstract
The Swedish sound string /at/ (graphically: att) is associated with two grammatical functions: a) (part of) a subordinate conjunction and b) as an infinitive marker. Previous studies connect final lengthening and pauses with prosodic and syntactic boundaries in spoken discourse. Following these findings, this pilot study, with 5 short spontaneous discourses from 3 male speakers shows a correlation between pauses after att, and aspiration of /t/ in att. We also show a tendency for att with aspiration to be associated with the grammatical function of subordinate conjunction. Further, looking at the distribution of aspiration in the subordinate conjunction att, and in the infinitive marker att, we are able to show a tendency for the... (More)
The Swedish sound string /at/ (graphically: att) is associated with two grammatical functions: a) (part of) a subordinate conjunction and b) as an infinitive marker. Previous studies connect final lengthening and pauses with prosodic and syntactic boundaries in spoken discourse. Following these findings, this pilot study, with 5 short spontaneous discourses from 3 male speakers shows a correlation between pauses after att, and aspiration of /t/ in att. We also show a tendency for att with aspiration to be associated with the grammatical function of subordinate conjunction. Further, looking at the distribution of aspiration in the subordinate conjunction att, and in the infinitive marker att, we are able to show a tendency for the infinitive marker to be unaspirated in the normal case, while the subordinate conjunctions are characterized by final aspiration in 40 % of the cases. (Less)
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aspiration, prosody, phrase boundary, prosodic boundary
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Proceedings Eurospeech 2001
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1
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119 - 122
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ESCA
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EUROSPEECH 2001
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1018-4074
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The role of function words in spontaneous speech processing
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English
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  abstract     = {The Swedish sound string /at/ (graphically: att) is associated with two grammatical functions: a) (part of) a subordinate conjunction and b) as an infinitive marker. Previous studies connect final lengthening and pauses with prosodic and syntactic boundaries in spoken discourse. Following these findings, this pilot study, with 5 short spontaneous discourses from 3 male speakers shows a correlation between pauses after att, and aspiration of /t/ in att. We also show a tendency for att with aspiration to be associated with the grammatical function of subordinate conjunction. Further, looking at the distribution of aspiration in the subordinate conjunction att, and in the infinitive marker att, we are able to show a tendency for the infinitive marker to be unaspirated in the normal case, while the subordinate conjunctions are characterized by final aspiration in 40 % of the cases.},
  author       = {Johansson, Victoria and Horne, Merle and Strömqvist, Sven},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings Eurospeech 2001},
  issn         = {1018-4074},
  keyword      = {aspiration,prosody,phrase boundary,prosodic boundary},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {119--122},
  publisher    = {ESCA},
  title        = {Word final aspiration as a phrase boundary cue: Data from spontaneous Swedish discourse},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2001},
}