Perception and Production of /i: /, /I@/ and /e:/ in Australian English

Robert Mannell

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    The progressive offglide reduction of /Iinverted e sign/ and /e:/ or onglide reduction of /i:/ in Australian English is the major focus of this study. This paper examines, using synthetic speech tokens, the patterns of vowel perception of female and male speakers of Australian English in (approximately) 1990 and 2007. The relationship between production and perception in 2007 is also examined. This paper provides evidence that monophthongisation of /e:/ precedes that of /Iinverted e sign/. Females show a stronger pattern, than males, of offglide production for /Iinverted e sign/ and /e:/ (in hV context) and onglide production for /i:/ (in hVd context). Females, but not males, show a significant negative correlation between /e:/ perception and production patterns. Females also show significantly stronger degrees of /Iinverted e sign/ monophthong perception in hVd contexts than males, and there was evidence for a significant change in this pattern between 1990 and 2007.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2008
    Subtitle of host publication(INTERSPEECH 2008) Brisbane, Australia, 22-26 September 2008
    Place of PublicationBaixas, France
    PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781615673780, 1615673784
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event9th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2008) - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008


    Conference9th Annual Conference of the International-Speech-Communication-Association (INTERSPEECH 2008)

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