Analyse acoustique de contrastes atypiques en anglais d’Irlande du Nord

Abstract : This paper participates in the discussion about the problematic status of the so-called “derived contrasts”. Our study consists in an acoustic analysis of two vowel contrasts in Northern-Irish English. The first one arises from the Ulster variant of the Aitken law–according to which a vowel is appreciably longer when followed by the past morpheme /d/. A second part of this article deals with a process of vowel breaking which applies everywhere except at morpheme boundaries. We will thus describe the phonetic nature of the vowels under scrutiny and examine to what extent the pronunciation of pairs such as daze/days can be considered as phonemic contrasts.
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Pauline Stephan, Emmanuel Ferragne. Analyse acoustique de contrastes atypiques en anglais d’Irlande du Nord. Journées d'Etudes sur la Parole, Jun 2012, Grenoble, France. Actes des Journées d'Etudes sur la Parole, 2012. ⟨hal-01240248⟩

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