Accoustic and perceptual cues for compound-phrasal contrasts in Vietnamese

Nguyen, Anh-Thu T. and Ingram, John C. (2007) Accoustic and perceptual cues for compound-phrasal contrasts in Vietnamese. The Journal of the Accoustical Society of America, 122 3: 1746-1757. doi:10.1121/1.2747169

Author Nguyen, Anh-Thu T.
Ingram, John C.
Title Accoustic and perceptual cues for compound-phrasal contrasts in Vietnamese
Journal name The Journal of the Accoustical Society of America   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-4966
Publication date 2007-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1121/1.2747169
Volume 122
Issue 3
Start page 1746
End page 1757
Total pages 12
Editor A. Pierce
Place of publication Melville, USA
Publisher Accoustical Society of America
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
380207 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
751002 Languages and literacy
380204 Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science
Abstract This paper reports two series of experiments that examined the phonetic correlates of lexical stress in Vietnamese compounds in comparison to their phrasal constructions. In the first series of experiments, acoustic and perceptual characteristics of Vietnamese compound words and their phrasal counterparts were investigated on five likely acoustic correlates of stress or prominence (f0 range and contour, duration, intensity and spectral slope, vowel reduction), elicited under two distinct speaking conditions: a "normal speaking" condition and a "maximum contrast" condition which encouraged speakers to employ prosodic strategies for disambiguation. The results suggested that Vietnamese lacks phonetic resources for distinguishing compounds from phrases lexically and that native speakers may employ a phrase-level prosodic disambiguation strategy (juncture marking), when required to do so. However, in a second series of experiments, minimal pairs of bisyllabic coordinative compounds with reversible s
Keyword Acoustics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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