Neutralization or truncation? The perception of two Russian pitch accents on utterance-final syllables

  title={Neutralization or truncation? The perception of two Russian pitch accents on utterance-final syllables},
  author={Cecilia Od{\'e}},
  journal={Speech Communication},
This paper presents the results of a perception experiment that was carried out to verify the hypothesis that in Russian the contrast between pitch accents LH*L and LH* on utterance-final syllables is neutralized. Recordings for the experiment were 10 sets of three short utterances with word stress in the ultimate, penultimate and antepenultimate syllable of the utterance-final word. These utterances were read aloud by four female and four male native speakers. They were asked to realize… CONTINUE READING

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