15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
This study examines the effects of prosodic boundaries, lexical stress, and phrasal accent on the acoustic realization of stops (/t, d/) in Dutch, with special attention paid to language-specificity in the phonetics-prosody interface. The results obtained from various acoustic measures show systematic phonetic variations in the production of /t d/ as a function of prosodic position, which may be interpreted as being due to prosodically-conditioned articulatory strengthening. Shorter VOTs were found for the voiceless stop /t/ in prosodically stronger locations (as opposed to longer VOTs in this position in English). The results suggest that prosodically-driven phonetic realization is bounded by a language-specific phonological feature system.
Bibliographic reference. Cho, Taehong (2003): "Lexical stress, phrasal accent and prosodic boundary in the realization of domain-initial stops in Dutch", In ICPhS-15, 2657-2660.