15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Stod and Length in Standard Danish: Experiments in Laboratory Phonology

Nina Grçnnum (1), Hans Basbçll (2)

(1) University of Copenhagen, Denmark
(2) University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Three questions in the analysis of Danish stod are addressed. (1) Vowels with stod are phonologically long; they are proposed also to be bi-moraic, with the second mora carrying the stod. We confirm the acoustic reality of length, but a moderate statistical tendency only to acoustic bi-partition. (2) In a perceptual experiment vowels with stod were judged to resemble long stodless vowels by eight subjects, whereas eight other subjects paired syllables with stod, irrespective of vowel length. (3) In a visual analogue scaling experiment, 81 subjects were asked to fix the point in time in the vowel where stod begins. They could not.

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Bibliographic reference.  Grçnnum, Nina / Basbçll, Hans (2003): "Stod and length in standard Danish: experiments in laboratory phonology", In ICPhS-15, 455-458.