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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Rhythmical and Accentual Structure of Mongolian

Anastasia Karlsson

Lund University, Sweden

The duration, formant frequencies and F0 course of vowels in focused words in Mongolian declaratives are measured. No evidence is found for any of these three acoustic parameters to signal prominence on the word level. The tonal courses are analyzed as functioning on the phrasal level. To account for the alignment of tonal gestures with the segmental level, a mora analysis is proposed for Mongolian.

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Bibliographic reference.  Karlsson, Anastasia (2003): "Rhythmical and accentual structure of Mongolian", In ICPhS-15, 2465-2468.