Stop and Fricative Devoicing in European Portuguese, Italian and German.

@article{Pape2015StopAF,
  title={Stop and Fricative Devoicing in European Portuguese, Italian and German.},
  author={Daniel Pape and Luis M. T. Jesus},
  journal={Language and speech},
  year={2015},
  volume={58 Pt 2},
  pages={224-46}
}
This paper describes a cross-linguistic production study of devoicing for European Portuguese (EP), Italian, and German. We recorded all stops and fricatives in four vowel contexts and two word positions. We computed the devoicing of the time-varying patterns throughout the stop and fricative duration. Our results show that regarding devoicing behaviour, EP is more similar to German than Italian. While Italian shows almost no devoicing of all phonologically voiced consonants, both EP and German… CONTINUE READING

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