Quantity and tone in Finnish lexically stressed syllables

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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 .

Title: Quantity and tone in Finnish lexically stressed syllables
Author: Vainio, Martti; Aalto, Daniel; Järvikivi, Juhani; Suni, Antti
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences
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
Subject: 616 Other humanities


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