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Place assimilation across words in running speech: Corpus analysis and perception

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Place assimilation can lead to neutralization of segmental contrasts. It is controversial, however, to what extent such neutralizations actually happen in natural speech. This study examines: (i) the degree to which regressive place assimilations occur in word final consonants in conversational German, and (ii) whether these assimilations are perceived as neutralized by listeners. The production analysis, based on spontaneous speech, shows that complete assimilations do take place in conversa...

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10.1121/1.3021438

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"Goethe Universität, Institut für Phonetik, Frankfurt, Germany", "Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany"
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"Goethe Universität, Institut für Phonetik, Frankfurt, Germany"
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"Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany", "University of Oxford"
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Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics
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Acoustical Society of America Publisher's website
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Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Journal website
Volume:
125
Issue:
4
Pages:
2307-2322
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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uuid:aa3d2010-9985-4d76-b8bf-83913bc3ab27
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ora:3221
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English
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