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

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

Lexical Stresses and Intensity Peaks in Russian Nominal Phrases: Variability and its Causes

Tatiana Nikolaeva

Institute of Slavistics, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

The problem is what are the causes for coinciding-noncoinciding of intensity peaks and lexical stresses in Russian nominal phrases are.
   At the stage 1 33 two-element Russian nominal phrases were read by 5 native Russian speakers. Varying grammatical factors were: the part of speech of a word governed. (Nominal phrases under consideration were with preposition included or without preposition).
   Varying phonetic factors were: accents place distances in word combinations and absence-presence of vowel contact in the adjacent words. At the second stage of the experiment the same speakers read 990 sentences with these nominal phrases in six different syntactic positions. WINCECIL technique was used.
   Two main factors that we established: the presence of two contact vowels at the centre of collocation and / or the part of speech of a word determining.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nikolaeva, Tatiana (1999): "Lexical stresses and intensity peaks in Russian nominal phrases: variability and its causes", In ICPhS-14, 933-936.