Young Russian immigrants' segmental duration and length in Finnish

Abstract

This pilot study sheds light on how young Russian immigrants (n=10) produce Finnish segmental duration and length in read-aloud speech as compared to native Finnish speakers (n=5). Segment duration is distinctive in Finnish and an important feature of Finnish phonology, whereas in Russian it only plays a marginal role. The results show a general tendency of durational contrasts being difficult to learn with great interspeaker differences.

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@inproceedings{Ullakonoja2015YoungRI, title={Young Russian immigrants' segmental duration and length in Finnish}, author={Riikka Ullakonoja and Mikko Kuronen}, booktitle={ICPhS}, year={2015} }