Identifying and describing prosodic domain interaction with duration and hyperarticulation Public Deposited

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  • Drozdiak, Alice Anne
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Linguistics
  • Motivated by the ambiguities of prosodic constituency and prosodic domain interaction, this study asks whether pitch accent acts upon non-segmental features (specifically right-edge word boundaries), as well as whether or not right-edge word boundaries induce hyperarticulation in the preceeding syllable. By looking at the duration of diphthongs in both word-initial and word-final positions, my research shows that pitch accent does indeed appear to hyperarticulate word boundaries, giving evidence to prosodic interactions across different phonological domains. Additionally, with few exceptions, the data collected in this study support the hypothesis that right-edge word boundaries do not hyperarticulate preceding diphthongs. These results contribute to current discourse regarding prosodic domain interactions. Finally, this work proposes and employs a method of measuring hyperarticulation in diphthongs, a process yet unexplored, using first and second formant values.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in the Department of Linguistics."
  • Moreton, Elliott
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  • Chapel Hill, NC
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