Compound Stress in English: The Phonetics and Phonology of Prosodic Prominence
While it has long been noted that the first element of most, but not of all English nominal compounds is perceptually most prominent (e.g. TABLE cloth vs. paper CUP), a principled empirical investigation of the acoustics, perception, and the phonological distribution of these two prominence patterns has been missing. Using a corpus of spoken language, the current volume presents the first thorough and detailed investigation of these areas, while also introducing several methodological and statistical innovations to the field.
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concepts and issues
3 The corpus
4 Perception of compound prominence patterns
5 Acoustic correlates of compound prominence
6 Classification and prediction of compound prominence patterns
7 What determines compound prominence patterns?