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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Fricated Pre-Aspirated /t/ in Middlesbrough English: An Acoustic Study

Mark J. Jones (1), Carmen Llamas (2)

(1) University of Cambridge, UK
(2) University of Aberdeen, UK

Acoustic and auditory analyses of the English of Middlesbrough and Newcastle (UK) have identified pre-aspirated allophones for voiceless stops in word-final position for female speakers. Acoustic analysis of the second author, a native speaker of Middlesbrough English, revealed that her pre-aspirated stops were fricated throughout in pre-vocalic position. This paper provides some preliminary acoustic results on the degree of pre-aspiration and frication of stops in Middlesbrough English, and compares results with acoustic data for the fricated /t/ of Dublin and Hiberno-English (slit-t).

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Bibliographic reference.  Jones, Mark J. / Llamas, Carmen (2003): "Fricated pre-aspirated /t/ in Middlesbrough English: an acoustic study", In ICPhS-15, 655-658.