Jessica Siddins

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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between compensatory shortening and coarticulation in German tense and lax vowels and to determine whether this relationship was influenced by prosodic accentuation. While previous studies focussed on temporal vowel reduction due to compensatory shortening, and often found conflicting results, our(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between compensatory shortening and coarticulation in German tense and lax vowels in trochees and iambs and to determine whether this relationship was influenced by prosodic accentuation. Speakers produced near minimal pairs differing in vowel tensity in monosyllabic and disyllabic words (both(More)
The goal of this study was to compare production differences in consonant-on-vowel coarticulation in accented and unaccented words with the extent to which listeners compensate differently for these coarticulatory effects. Native speakers of German produced nonsense words such as /pʊp/, /pʏp/, /tʊt/, and /tʏt/ that were either accented or unaccented. In a(More)
1950, only two years after it was founded, the MIT’s Electronic Research Laboratory (ERL) organised the first „Speech Communication Conference“. Surprisingly, among the fourteen very prominent participants there were merely two representatives from the field of phonetic speech research: Paul Menzerath and Werner Meyer-Eppler from Germany; and it was on this(More)
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