15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
The aim of this experiment was to analyze the coordination of glottal and supraglottal gestures in English stops in post-pausal position, and in voiceless - voiced stop sequences. The material consisted of words containing phonologically voiced stops after a pause, and of two-word sequences. It was observed that the implementation of voicing in mixed stop sequences could be accounted for in terms of the implementation of voicing in single stops: speakers who showed voicing lead in phonologically voiced post-pausal stops could also show regressive voicing into C1 in voiceless - voiced obstruent sequences. Conversely, speakers who showed absence of vocal fold vibration in postpausal voiced stops displayed partial or complete C2 devoicing in sequences like /t#g/. Thus, the habits for the implementation of voicing in post-pausal stops seem to be related to the voicing timing patterns observed in stop sequences.
Bibliographic reference. Torres, Nestor Cuartero (2003): "The coordination of glottal and supraglottal gestures in English stop sequences", In ICPhS-15, 1923-1926.