On the categorization of ejectives: data from Witsuwit'en

  title={On the categorization of ejectives: data from Witsuwit'en},
  author={Richard A. Wright and Sharon Hargus and Katharine Davis},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={43 - 77}
Results of an acoustic study of root-initial /t th t'/ for eleven speakers of Witsuwit'en (Athabaskan) are presented. Values averaged across speaker means suggest that Witsuwit'en ejectives have a brief period of creaky voice and slow rise time at vowel onset relative to the voiceless unaspirated stops. However, there is considerable inter-speaker variation in VOT and f0 perturbation, with negligible correlation between these measures, contrary to the predictions of the ejective typologies… 
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