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Title: Durational variation in Polish fricatives provides evidence for hybrid models of phonology
Authors: Kaźmierski, Kamil
Keywords: hybrid models
durational variation
neighborhood density
phonotactic probability
mental lexicon
Issue Date: 22-Aug-2019
Publisher: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association
Citation: Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 5-9 August 2019
Abstract: The neighborhood density of a word is the number of words that sound similar to it. Phonotactic probability is a measure of how typical (for a given language) the phoneme sequences in a word are. These two factors are known to affect speech perception in opposing directions: high neighborhood density slows down processing while high phonotactic probability speeds it up [30]. This finding supports hybrid models of phonological representation [24], as neighborhood density effects operate on lexical, and phonotactic probability effects on sublexical representations. The present paper, investigating word-initial double clusters retrieved from the Greater Poland Spoken Corpus [14], tests the predictions for durational variation in fricatives following from Vitevitch and Luce [30]. It has been found that high neighborhood density is associated with longer - while high phonotactic probability with shorter - fricative durations. Thus, further support for hybrid models of phonological storage is provided.
ISBN: 978-0-646-80069-1
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