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Rhythmic and prosodic contrast in Venetan and Sicilian Italian

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We compared the Italian of speakers from the Veneto, in the north of Italy, and from Sicily, in the far south, looking for evidence of rhythmic and prosodic differences. We found no reliable differences in scores for rhythm metrics (VarcoV, %V, VarcoC) for Venetan and Sicilian, with both varieties having scores similar to French and indicative of a greater durational marking of stress than Spanish. However, we found much stronger prosodic timing effects in Sicilian Italian, with stressed vowe...

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10.1075/cilt.306.07whi

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company Publisher's website
Volume:
306
Pages:
137-158
Series:
Current Issues in Linguistics Theory
Host title:
Interactions in Phonetics and Phonology
Publication date:
2009-10-28
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223466
ISBN-10:
9027248222
ISBN-13:
9789027248220
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2019-11-25

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