Durational effects in final lengthening, gapping, and contrastive stress.

  title={Durational effects in final lengthening, gapping, and contrastive stress.},
  author={R Berkovits},
  journal={Language and speech},
  volume={37 ( Pt 3)},
Lengthening in utterance-final position and in contrastive stress was examined in Hebrew, focusing on the distribution of the durational effect across syllables and within the final syllable. Initially-stressed and finally-stressed bisyllabic key words were read in sentence-final versus nonfinal position, and in contrastive stress versus nonstressed constructions. The results were compared with data from an earlier study of verb gapping. Contrastive stress showed a smaller effect than final… CONTINUE READING

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