The phonetic realization of focus in West Frisian, Low Saxon, High German, and three varieties of Dutch

@article{Peters2014ThePR,
  title={The phonetic realization of focus in West Frisian, Low Saxon, High German, and three varieties of Dutch},
  author={J{\"o}rg Peters and Judith Hanssen and Carlos Gussenhoven},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={185-209}
}
This study examines the effects of different kinds of focus and of focus constituent size on the phonetic realization of accent peaks in declarative sentences in varieties of continental West Germanic. Speakers were drawn from six populations along the coastal line of the Netherlands, covering Zeelandic Dutch, Hollandic Dutch, West Frisian, Dutch Low Saxon, German Low Saxon, and Northern High German. Our findings suggest that focus structure has systematic effects on segmental durations, the… CONTINUE READING
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