Tonal alignment patterns in Spanish

@article{Prieto1995TonalAP,
  title={Tonal alignment patterns in Spanish},
  author={Pilar Prieto and Jan P. H. van Santen and Julia Hirschberg},
  journal={Journal of Phonetics},
  year={1995},
  volume={23},
  pages={429-451}
}
Abstract Two speakers of Mexican Spanish read a total of 810 declarative sentences containing nine distinct target syllables with an H * accent, under different prosodic conditions (end of intonational phrase, end of intermediate phrase, and phrase-medial position), systematically changing syllabic position in the word and distance in syllables to the next stressed syllable. The data demonstrate that models that represent F 0 peak placement as a fixed proportion of the syllable/rhyme are… Expand
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