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The bulgarian stressed and unstressed vowel system. a corpus study

@inproceedings{Andreeva2013TheBS,
  title={The bulgarian stressed and unstressed vowel system. a corpus study},
  author={Bistra Andreeva and William J. Barry and Jacques C. Koreman},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2013}
}
The reduction of the six Bulgarian vowels (i, ɛ, a, ɜ, ɔ, u) to a fouror (in some dialects) three-vowel subsystem (i, (ɜ), ɜ, u) in unstressed syllables is generally accepted. But a number of studies disagree on the exact nature of the reduction process. Claims differ as to whether or not /a/ merges phonetically with /ɜ/, and /ɔ/ with /u/, or whether the assumed neutralized oppositions take a phonetically intermediate quality ([ɐ] and [o]). Previous acoustic analyses have been based on very few… 

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