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Sadeghi V. The Perception of Lexical Stress in Persian. LRR. 2012; 3 (2) :1-30
URL: http://lrr.modares.ac.ir/article-14-7854-en.html
Imam Khomeini International University
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This article studies the perceptual correlates of lexical stress in Persian. The minimal stress pair // was used as the stimulus token, and the values of duration, overall intensity, spectral balance and F0 were varied in several steps both in the accented and de-accented conditions. 20 native Persian speakers were asked to identify the stressed tokens in a force-choice perception experiment. The results showed that in the accented condition, F0 is the most reliable perceptual correlate of stress. Other correlates are in additive interaction with F0. In de-accented condition, stress is strongly cued by duration, while among the other correlates, spectral balance provides stronger stress cues than overall intensity.
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Article Type: Independent | Subject: Linguistics
Published: 2011/11/30

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