15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
It is not unusual for unvoiced stops following stressed vowels to be slightly preaspirated in Swedish. However, in two Swedish dialects preaspiration plays a more prominent and even normative role. Preaspiration, moreover interacts with quantity, although in different ways in the two dialects. This dependence on preaspiration for the distinction of quantity is the topic of this paper reporting production as well as perception data.
Bibliographic reference. Wretling, Par / Strangert, Eva / Schaeffler, Felix (2003): "Preaspiration as a quantity feature", In ICPhS-15, 2701-2704.