Linking as a Marker of Fluent Speech

  title={Linking as a Marker of Fluent Speech},
  author={A. E. Hieke},
  journal={Language and Speech},
  pages={343 - 354}
A two-dimensional, speech dynamic analysis of natural speech identifies linking (liaison) as a prominent class of phenomena at the phonetic syllabic level. Consonant Attraction, the specific feature under experimental observation, is highly prevalent in casual English speech both in terms of absolute frequency and in a ratio of potential to actualized link points. A statistically significant difference between native and nonnative speech can be noted for this fluency phenomenon. It points to… Expand
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