Effects of semantic predictability and regional dialect on vowel space reduction.

@article{Clopper2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of semantic predictability and regional dialect on vowel space reduction.},
  author={Cynthia G. Clopper and Janet B Pierrehumbert},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={1682-8}
}
This study explored the interaction between semantic predictability and regional dialect variation in an analysis of speech produced by college-aged female talkers from the Northern, Midland, and Southern dialects of American English. Previous research on the effects of semantic predictability has shown that vowels in high semantic predictability contexts are temporally and spectrally reduced compared to vowels in low semantic predictability contexts. In the current study, an analysis of vowel… CONTINUE READING

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