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The representation and processing of vowel duration as a perceptual cue for word-final voicing in native and non-native English

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The relationship between vowel duration and word-final voicing in English is well attested. In a minimal pair, contrasting in word-final obstruents, the production of a longer vowel precedes the voiced obstruent (for example [bæd] bad) relative to the voiceless obstruent (for example [bæt] bat). The research presented here focuses on the underlying representation of vowel length, and the manner in which listeners process this representation to characterise word-final voicing. A total of fi...

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ORCID:
0000-0002-0033-9106
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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