Lenition of/d/in spontaneous Spanish and Catalan

Miquel Simonet, José I. Hualde, Marianna Nadeu

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Abstract

The present study explores the acoustics of/d/in two corpora of Spanish and Catalan spontaneous speech. Three acoustic metrics were developed as indexes of articulatory weakening. The findings suggest that variations in the implementation of/d/result from gradient modulations in constriction degree on a unimodal statistical-acoustic distribution. The preceding segment is a strong predictor of the weakening of Catalan and Spanish/d/.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
Pages1414-1417
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 13 2012

Publication series

Name13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
Volume2

Other

Other13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period9/9/129/13/12

Keywords

  • Catalan
  • Ienition
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Spanish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Simonet, M., Hualde, J. I., & Nadeu, M. (2012). Lenition of/d/in spontaneous Spanish and Catalan. In 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012 (pp. 1414-1417). (13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012; Vol. 2).