The phonetic exponency of phrasal accentuation in French and German

  title={The phonetic exponency of phrasal accentuation in French and German},
  author={William J. Barry and Bistra Andreeva and Ingmar Steiner},
The acoustic-phonetic properties of words spoken with three different levels of accentuation (de-accented, pre-nuclear and nuclear accented in broad-focus and nuclear accented in narrow-focus) are examined in question-answer elicited sentences and iterative imitations (on the syllable da) produced by six French and six German speakers. Normalised parameter values allow a comparative weighting of the properties employed in differentiating the three levels of accentuation. Clear differences are… CONTINUE READING

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