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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Perception of Stress Related Vowels in Brazilian Portuguese

Leonardo Oliveira, Eleonora Cavalcante Albano

State University of Campinas, Brazil

We investigated the influence of lexicality, stress, and vowel amplitude in the perception of vowel allophony in Brazilian Portuguese using an ABX speeded discrimination task. Stress position and lexicality seem to influence the detection of incorrect allophones. We discuss these findings in the context of possible extensions of Articulatory Phonology, a phonological model which can predict lexically specified allophones and gradient word properties.

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Bibliographic reference.  Oliveira, Leonardo / Albano, Eleonora Cavalcante (2003): "Perception of stress related vowels in Brazilian Portuguese", In ICPhS-15, 869-872.