Durational and tonal correlates of accent in Finnish

  title={Durational and tonal correlates of accent in Finnish},
  author={Kari Suomi and Juhani Toivanen and Riikka Ylitalo},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
The paper reports the first study that explicitly distinguishes the phonetic correlates of sentence accents from those of word stress in Finnish (stress acted as the baseline whose correlates as against of stress were not investigated). Sentences were constructed that successfully elicited no accent, moderate accent, and strong accent on target words. The three degrees of prominence were clearly differentiated phonetically. Mere word stress was not signalled tonally, while accents were… CONTINUE READING