Laryngeal Variation in the Scottish English Voice Contrast: Glottalisation, Ejectivisation and Aspiration



Gordeeva, Olga B. and Scobbie, James M (2011) Laryngeal Variation in the Scottish English Voice Contrast: Glottalisation, Ejectivisation and Aspiration. Working Paper. QMU.

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Abstract

Preaspiration of fricatives and glottalisation of syllabic coda stops can be important phonetic correlates of obstruent /±voice/ in some varieties of Scottish English. Within such varieties, this encoding of /±voice/ is based on voice quality (laryngeal settings) and is subject to substantial interspeaker variation. We analyse the occurrence of preaspiration and glottalisation/ejectivisation in relationship to the laryngeal settings of individual speakers to explain the phonetic diversity of the contrast in Scottish English. The paper is intended as an illustration of how various voice quality contrasts can pave ways into phonological systems, and phonetically become the most important acoustical landmarks in the segmental contexts traditionally described in terms of periodicity or its timing.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre
Date Deposited: 30 May 2012 21:49
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:59
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2793

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