The Nature of Phonetic Gradience across a Dialect Continuum: Evidence from Modern Greek Vowels

  title={The Nature of Phonetic Gradience across a Dialect Continuum: Evidence from Modern Greek Vowels},
  author={Charalambos Themistocleous},
  pages={157 - 172}
  • C. Themistocleous
  • Published 7 March 2017
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Phonetica
Abstract This study investigates the acoustic properties of vowels in 2 Modern Greek varieties: Standard Modern Greek (SMG) and Cypriot Greek (CG). Both varieties contain in their phonetic inventories the same 5 vowels. Forty-five female speakers between 19 and 29 years old participated in this study: 20 SMG speakers and 25 CG speakers, born and raised in Athens and Nicosia, respectively. Stimuli consisted of a set of nonsense CVCV and VCV words, each containing 1 of the 5 Greek vowels in… Expand
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