ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997
ISCA Archive Eurospeech 1997

The domain of accentual lengthening in Scottish English

Alice Turk, Laurence White

This study describes speech production experiments designed to determine the domain of accentual lengthening in Scottish English. Results suggest that accentual lengthening affects not only the syllable which bears the pitch accent (phrasal stress), but extends rightwards beyond this syllable. Secondly, the amount of lengthening on a syllable adjacent to a pitch accent appears to depend upon its membership in a pitch accented unit. Several candidates for the accentual-lengthening unit are entertained.


doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-267

Cite as: Turk, A., White, L. (1997) The domain of accentual lengthening in Scottish English. Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997), 795-798, doi: 10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-267

@inproceedings{turk97_eurospeech,
  author={Alice Turk and Laurence White},
  title={{The domain of accentual lengthening in Scottish English}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. 5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 1997)},
  pages={795--798},
  doi={10.21437/Eurospeech.1997-267},
  issn={1018-4074}
}