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Stability of tonal alignment: the case of Greek prenuclear accents
Abstract Greek prenuclear accents show a sharp rise that starts near the onset of the accented syllable and peaks on the following unaccented syllable (if there is one). We have presented elsewhereExpand
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Phonological conditioning of peak alignment in rising pitch accents in Dutch.
This paper deals with the factors that influence the alignment of F0 movements with phonetic segments. It reports two experiments on the alignment of rising prenuclear pitch accents in Dutch. InExpand
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Bi-directional interference in the intonation of Dutch speakers of Greek
  • I. Mennen
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Phonetics
  • 1 October 2004
Abstract This study examines how speakers who are fluent in (Modern) Greek and Dutch realize cross-linguistic differences in the timing of a phonologically identical rise. Greek and Dutch share theExpand
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Phonetic effects of focus and "tonal crowding" in intonation: Evidence from Greek polar questions
This paper deals with the intonation of polar (yes/no) questions in Greek. An experiment was devised which systematically manipulated the position of the focused word in the question (and thereforeExpand
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Phonetic and phonological influences in non-native intonation: an overview for language teachers.
Just as poor pronunciation can make a foreign language learner very difficult to understand, poor prosodic and intonational skills can have an equally devastating effect on communication and canExpand
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Cross-language differences in fundamental frequency range: a comparison of English and German.
This paper presents a systematic comparison of various measures of f0 range in female speakers of English and German. F0 range was analyzed along two dimensions, level (i.e., overall f0 height) andExpand
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First Language Attrition in the Speech of Dutch-English Bilinguals: The Case of Monozygotic Twin Sisters.
Recent years have seen a proliferation of research on attrition in L1 speech (de Leeuw, Mennen & Scobbie, in press; de Leeuw, Schmid & Mennen, 2010; Dmitrieva, Jongman & Sereno, 2010; Mennen, 2004).Expand
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Singing a different tune in your native language: first language attrition of prosody
First language attrition refers to the changes which a first language (L1) undergoes when a second language (L2) is acquired in a context in which L1 use is reduced (Cook, 2003; Köpke, 2004). ToExpand
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Measuring language-specific phonetic settings
While it is well known that languages have different phonemes and phonologies, there is growing interest in the idea that languages may also differ in their ‘phonetic setting’. The term ‘phoneticExpand
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Intonation in neurogenic foreign accent syndrome.
UNLABELLED Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is a motor speech disorder in which changes to segmental as well as suprasegmental aspects lead to the perception of a foreign accent in speech. This paperExpand
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