Pitch downtrend in Spanish

@article{Prieto1996PitchDI,
  title={Pitch downtrend in Spanish},
  author={P. Prieto and Chilin Shih and Holly J. Nibert},
  journal={Journal of Phonetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={24},
  pages={445-473}
}
Abstract In this study, the scaling of peak fundamental frequency (f0) values in Mexican Spanish downstepping contours is examined as a function of the following linguistic factors: (1) phrasal length; (2) temporal distance between pitch accents; (3) phrasal position; and (4) f0value of preceding peak. The motivation for this study stems from contradictory claims in the literature regarding whether downtrend is governed by local or global factors. Three speakers of Mexican Spanish read a total… Expand
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