15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
The report presented in this paper concerns with the extent to which stress affects the locus of the consonant in V#CV sequences. Two stress positions [V1CV2and V1CV2] were studied. Locus equations coefficients were used to determine the degree to which carryover of vocalic gestures from a stressed segment impact the onset of C in the following unstressed segment, and the extent to which the presence of stress on V2 reflects on the locus of C. The results show that stress is a significant factor under the two conditions. In both test cases, V2, regardless of stress, closely affects the consonantal locus than V1. However, the degree of V2's influence on C is significantly reduced when V1 is stressed, and enhanced when V2 is stressed.
Bibliographic reference. Agwuele, Augustine (2003): "The effect of stress on consonantal loci", In ICPhS-15, 787-790.