The perception of primary and secondary stress in English.

  title={The perception of primary and secondary stress in English.},
  author={Sven L. Mattys},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  volume={62 2},
Most models of word recognition concerned with prosody are based on a distinction between strong syllables (containing a full vowel) and weak syllables (containing a schwa). In these models, the possibility that listeners take advantage of finer grained prosodic distinctions, such as primary versus secondary stress, is usually rejected on the grounds that these two categories are not discriminable from each other without lexical information or normalization of the speaker's voice. In the… CONTINUE READING

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