Timing differences in the VC rhyme of standard Australian English and Lebanese Australian English

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Abstract

This paper reports on an acoustic phonetic study of the VC rhyme in two Australian English dialects. The aim is to examine the timing features of the rhyme to determine the extent to which characteristics of Arabic predict differences between the two dialects. Eight speakers of Standard Australian English and seven of Lebanese Australian English were recorded using a standard word list task. Results show significant dialect specific timing differences which are dependent on vowel quantity and coda voicing. The results suggest that Lebanese Arabic prosodic constraints may have become ethnolinguistically functionalised in this new AusE dialect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th international congress of phonetic sciences ICPhS XVII, 17-21 August 2011, Hong Kong
EditorsWai-Sum Lee
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCity University
Pages528-531
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789624423419
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Congress of Phonetic Sciences (17th : 2011) - Hong Kong
Duration: 17 Aug 201121 Aug 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Congress of Phonetic Sciences (17th : 2011)
CityHong Kong
Period17/08/1121/08/11

Keywords

  • Australian English
  • coda consonants
  • duration
  • VC rhyme
  • vowel duration
  • voicing

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