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Title: Acoustic correlates of the fortis/lenis contrast in Swiss German plosives
Authors: Fulop, Sean A
Keywords: Linguistics;Phonology;Phonetics, Acoustic;German language;German language--Switzerland
Issue Date: Jan-1994
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Fulop, S. A. (1994). Acoustic correlates of the fortis/lenis contrast in Swiss German plosives. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 16(Winter), 55-64.
Abstract: Several of the High Allemanic dialects of German, collectively known as Swiss German, exhibit consonantal contrasts which differ in nature from those in other German dialects. Through spectral analysis, the nature of the two Swiss German plosive series (/p, t, k/ contrasting with /b, d, g/) will be investigated. The manner in which these series contrast is not one of voicing or aspiration, and can best be characterized as fortis versus lenis. The acoustic character of the fortis/lenis contrast in Swiss German plosives will be explored by examining the main spectral features of each plosive in three phonetic environments: word-initially, word-medially, and word-finally.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51370
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 16, Winter 1994

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