Frequency Effects in Southern Min Syllable Contraction Lexical Frequency Effects in Taiwan Southern Min Syllable Contraction Lexical Frequency Effects in Southern Min Syllable Contraction

Abstract

Taiwan Southern Min syllable contraction, like many lenition processes, it is known to be influenced by lexical frequency. To explore the mechanism behind this influence, a shadowing experiment was run. The primary dependent measures were acoustic correlates of intersyllabic segment reduction and tonal merger. Independent measures included lexical frequency… (More)

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