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Prenuclear Rises in Northern and Southern German

  title={Prenuclear Rises in Northern and Southern German},
  author={Doris M{\"u}cke and Martine Grice and Anne Hermes},
We investigated the effect of dialectal background on tonal alignment in LH rising pitch accents in two varieti es of German: those spoken in Dusseldorf and Vienna. We confirm the findings of Atterer & Ladd (2004, [1]) that L a nd H tones in prenuclear rises are aligned later in Southern t han in Northern German varieties, and, more specifically, that both L and H tones in Viennese rises were considerably lat er than L and H in any of the other varieties. Mean alignment values for both tones in… 

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