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Mády, Katalin, Reichel, Uwe D. and Beňuš, Štefan (2013): Accentual phrase in languages with fixed word stress: a study on Hungarian and Slovak. Workshop Advancing Prosodic Transcription for Spoken Language Science and Technology II, Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia, 25. - 26. Juni 2013, Lisbon. [PDF, 113kB]


In languages with fixed stress towards the left or right edge of the word, stress is often used for delimiting one edge of a prosodic phrase, while the other edge is marked by a boundary tone. In languages in which sequences between two accents form an accentual phrase (AP), these APs often have a consistent pattern of their own. Thus, they are supposed to deviate from the overall declination pattern of an IP. This assumption was used to investigate whether Hungarian and Slovak make use of APs.

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