The acoustics of coronal stops in British Asian English

Kirkham, Sam (2011) The acoustics of coronal stops in British Asian English. In: Proceedings of the XVII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 1102-1105.

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Abstract

This study reports on an acoustic phonetic analysis of the realization of the coronal stop consonants /t/ and /d/ in British Asian English. These segments are often reported to be salient features of the variety, but have rarely been subjected to comprehensive acoustic analysis. The results demonstrate that, compared to ethnically White speakers, British Asian /t/ is characterized by shorter voice onset times, greater burst intensity, lower overall spectral energy, and a more compact burst spectrum. The acoustic measures suggest a louder and shorter burst with a more retracted place of articulation. Results for /d/ revealed no significant differences between ethnic groups.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/p1
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 58768
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2012 14:27
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2020 05:32
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58768

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