Liya V. Bondarko

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This preliminary study aims to reveal both common and language-specific phonetic differences between read and spontaneous speech in three typologically unrelated languages – Russian, Finnish, and Dutch. These languages differ in prosody, sound systems, speech styles, and means for conveying intonational meaning. Spontaneous speech was recorded from 5 to 8(More)
The present article deals with issues arising during articulatory, acoustic and perceptive description of the opposition of soft and hard consonants in modern Russian. Its phonological interpretation is also considered, as well as the main tendencies in the development of the pronunciation standard. 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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