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Reduction of unstressed central and back vowels in Contemporary Standard Bulgarian

@inproceedings{Sabev2015ReductionOU,
  title={Reduction of unstressed central and back vowels in Contemporary Standard Bulgarian},
  author={Mitko Sabev},
  booktitle={ICPhS},
  year={2015}
}
This paper reports two experiments that examine unstressed vowel reduction and neutralisation in Contemporary Standard Bulgarian. Stress-dependent F1 and F2 frequency variation was measured for the central and back vowel pairs in careful speech. The results reveal a less unequivocal picture of the pairwise convergence of formant frequencies than has previously been reported: the data confirm a high degree of acoustic overlap only for the unstressed back vowels, /O – u/, whereas the differences… 

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