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Timing of German onset and word boundary clusters

  • Previous studies suggest that there are special timing relations in syllable onsets. The consonants are assumed to be timed, on the one hand, with the vocalic nucleus and, on the other hand, with each other. These competing timing relations result in the C-center effect. However, the C-center effect has not consistently been found in languages with complex onsets. Moreover, it has occasionally been found in languages disallowing complex onsets. The present study investigates onset timing in German while discussing alternative explanations (not related to bonding) for the timing patterns observed. Six German speakers were recorded via Electromagnetic Articulography. The corpus contained items with four clusters (/sk/, /kv/, /gl/, and /pl/). The clusters occur in word-initial position, word-medial position, and across a word boundary preceding different vowels. The results suggest that segmental properties (i.e., oral-laryngeal coordination, coarticulatory resistance) determine the observed timing patterns, and specifically the absencePrevious studies suggest that there are special timing relations in syllable onsets. The consonants are assumed to be timed, on the one hand, with the vocalic nucleus and, on the other hand, with each other. These competing timing relations result in the C-center effect. However, the C-center effect has not consistently been found in languages with complex onsets. Moreover, it has occasionally been found in languages disallowing complex onsets. The present study investigates onset timing in German while discussing alternative explanations (not related to bonding) for the timing patterns observed. Six German speakers were recorded via Electromagnetic Articulography. The corpus contained items with four clusters (/sk/, /kv/, /gl/, and /pl/). The clusters occur in word-initial position, word-medial position, and across a word boundary preceding different vowels. The results suggest that segmental properties (i.e., oral-laryngeal coordination, coarticulatory resistance) determine the observed timing patterns, and specifically the absence or presence of the C-center effect.show moreshow less

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Author:Jana Brunner, Christian Geng, Stavroula Sotiropoulou, Adamantios I. GafosORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus4-399178
ISSN:1866-8380
Parent Title (German):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Philosophische Reihe
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Philosophische Reihe (136)
Document Type:Postprint
Language:English
Date of first Publication:2017/08/18
Year of Completion:2014
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2017/08/18
Tag:C-center; coarticulatory resistance; gestural coordination
Issue:136
Pagenumber:52
Source:Laboratory Phonology 5 (2014) Nr. 4, S. 403-454. - DOI: 10.1515/lp-2014-0014
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 41 Linguistik / 410 Linguistik
Peer Review:Referiert
Publication Way:Open Access
Grantor:Walter de Gruyter Online Zeitschriften
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht