Some Effects of Context On Voice Onset Time in English Stops

  title={Some Effects of Context On Voice Onset Time in English Stops},
  author={Leigh Lisker and Arthur S. Abramson},
  journal={Language and Speech},
  pages={1 - 28}
Recent work has led us to the conclusion that the English stop categories /bdg/ and /ptk/ are distinguished by the timing of changes in glottal aperture relative to supra-glottal ariculation. In word-initial position, the environment of current interest to us, this is manifested acoustically by voice onset time, that is, the time interval between the burst that marks release of the stop closure and the onset of quasi-periodicity which reflects laryngeal vibration. For citation forms of words… 

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