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Quantity and tone in Finnish lexically stressed syllables

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Title: Quantity and tone in Finnish lexically stressed syllables
Author: Vainio, Martti; Aalto, Daniel; Järvikivi, Juhani; Suni, Antti
Citation: Vainio , M , Aalto , D , Järvikivi , J & Suni , A 2006 , ' Quantity and tone in Finnish lexically stressed syllables ' , in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages , pp. 121–124 .
Belongs to series: Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
Abstract: This paper presents results from a study on the tonal aspects of quantity in Finnish lexically stressed syllables. Fourteen speakers produced a set of 66 utterances where the quantity and structure of the lexically stressed syllable was system- atically varied. The tonal aspects of the syllable nucleus and nucleus and coda in case of closed syllables was stud- ied in the framework of the Target Approximation theory as formulated by Yi Xu. The results show a clear tendency to- wards the quantity distinction and bimoracity in general in Finnish to be signalled tonally by a dynamic falling tone as opposed to a static high tone in short (one mora) nuclei.
Peer review status: Peer reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/24708
Date: 2006

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