Tonal alignment in three varieties of Hiberno-English
NI CHASAIDE, AILBHE
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Citation:Kalaldeh, R., Dorn A. and Ni Chasaide, A., Tonal alignment in three varieties of Hiberno-English, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, UK, 6-10 September, ISCA, 2009, 2443 - 2446
This pilot study investigates the tonal alignment of pre-nuclear (PN) and nuclear (N) accents in three Hiberno-English (HE) regional varieties: Dublin, Drogheda, and Donegal English. The peak alignment is investigated as a function of the number of unstressed syllables before PN and after N. Dublin and Drogheda English appear to a have fixed peak alignment in both nuclear and pre-nuclear conditions. Donegal English, however, shows a drift in peak alignment in nuclear and prenuclear conditions. Findings also show that the peak is located earlier in nuclear and later in pre-nuclear conditions across the three dialects.
nuclear and pre-nuclear conditions