Help Privacy Policy Disclaimer
  Advanced SearchBrowse




Conference Paper

Word-final [t]-deletion: An analysis on the segmental and sub-segmental level


Ernestus,  Mirjam
Language Comprehension Group, MPI for Psycholinguistics, Max Planck Society;
Center for Language and Speech Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands;

External Resource
No external resources are shared
Fulltext (restricted access)
There are currently no full texts shared for your IP range.
Fulltext (public)

Schuppler et al._Interspeech_2009.pdf
(Publisher version), 409KB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available

Schuppler, B., Van Dommelen, W., Koreman, J., & Ernestus, M. (2009). Word-final [t]-deletion: An analysis on the segmental and sub-segmental level. In Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2009) (pp. 2275-2278). Causal Productions Pty Ltd.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-3C17-7
This paper presents a study on the reduction of word-final [t]s in conversational standard Dutch. Based on a large amount of tokens annotated on the segmental level, we show that the bigram frequency and the segmental context are the main predictors for the absence of [t]s. In a second study, we present an analysis of the detailed acoustic properties of word-final [t]s and we show that bigram frequency and context also play a role on the subsegmental level. This paper extends research on the realization of /t/ in spontaneous speech and shows the importance of incorporating sub-segmental properties in models of speech.