Syllable structure and its acoustic effects on vowels in devoicing environments

  title={Syllable structure and its acoustic effects on vowels in devoicing environments},
  author={Mariko Kondo},
Vowel devoicing is a common phonological process in many languages and typically involves high vowels and schwa. High vowels and schwa are inherently short (Bell, 1978; Dauer 1980) and the process usually occurs when the vowels are either adjacent to, or surrounded by, voiceless consonants, during which the glottis is fully open. It is thought that vowel devoicing is a consequence of articulatory undershoot of the glottal movements. It also suggests that vowel devoicing processes are the… CONTINUE READING

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