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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

An EPG Study of Repetition and Lexical Frequency Effects in Alveolar to Velar Assimilation

Lisa Stephenson

Macquarie University, Australia

The relationship between assimilation, lexical frequency and repetition was investigated in compound words containing a potential assimilation site (alveolar + velar consonant clusters). Responses were elicited from speakers using a sentence completion task; acoustic and EPG data were recorded. Lexical frequency was found to influence speakers on a range of acoustic and EPG measures. The effect of repeating speech stimuli, on the likelihood of assimilation, was also investigated and it was found that productions were strengthened across repetitions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Stephenson, Lisa (2003): "An EPG study of repetition and lexical frequency effects in alveolar to velar assimilation", In ICPhS-15, 1891-1894.