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    • Bulgarian vowel reduction in unstressed position: An ultrasound and acoustic investigation 

      Dokovova, Marie; Sabev, Mitko; Scobbie, James M.; Lickley, Robin; Cowen, Steve (International Phonetic Association, 2019-08-10)
      Vowel reduction in Contemporary Standard Bulgarian (CSB) has been variously claimed to involve raising, no change or lowering of the high vowels /iəu/. There is a general agreement that the low vowels /ɛaɔ/ are raised when ...
    • Say again? Individual acoustic strategies for producing a clearly-spoken minimal pair wordlist 

      Scobbie, James M.; Ma, Joan K-Y (International Phonetic Association, 2019-08-10)
      People make their speech clearer in difficult conversational contexts using global mechanisms (e.g. “Lombard Speech”) and by targeted enhancements of linguistic constituents (“hyperspeech”). We describe production changes ...
    • The effects of syllable and sentential position on the timing of lingual gestures in /l/ and /r/ 

      Lawson, Eleanor; Stuart-Smith, Jane (International Phonetic Association, 2019-08-10)
      This paper is an ultrasound-based articulatory study of the impact of syllable-position and utterance position on gesture timing in liquid consonants in American, Irish and Scottish English. Mixed effects modelling was ...
    • Health systems research in fragile settings 

      Ager, Alastair; Saleh, Shadi; Wurie, Haja; Witter, Sophie (World Health Organization, 2019-06-01)
      Population health indicators have improved in recent decades. Deaths in children younger than five years have declined from over 16 million in 1970 to around 5 million in 2016 and life expectancy at birth has increased ...
    • Nurses' perceptions of early person-centred palliative care: A cross-sectional descriptive study 

      Kmetec, Sergej; Štiglic, Gregor; Lorber, Mateja; Mikkonen, Irma; McCormack, Brendan; Pajnkihar, Majda; Fekonja, Zvonka (Wiley, 2019-05-20)
      Palliative care is aimed at improving the quality of life of an individual with chronic noncommunicable disease and their care partners. Limitations in the provision of palliative care are mainly lack of knowledge and ...