14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999


Articulatory Prosodies in German Reduced Speech

Klaus J. Kohler

Institute of Phonetics and Digital Speech Processing, University of Kiel, Germany

Starting from spontaneous speech data of the Kiel Corpus, reduct-ion patterns of function words are described, which also incorporate more global articulatory prosodies, such as nasality, labiality and glottalization. The results of 4 perceptual experiments support the hypothesis that these long components of speech production are mapped onto perception. The discussion is also a contribution to a new paradigm for the analysis of non-lab and non-scripted speech.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kohler, Klaus J. (1999): "Articulatory prosodies in German reduced speech", In ICPhS-14, 89-92.