Previous studies have shown phonetic variation can be lexically conditioned (Wright, 1997; Munson and Solomon, 2004; Munson, 2007; Scarborough, 2006). Morphological paradigms have also been implicated in phonetic variation (Steriade, 2000; Kuperman et al., 2007). This paper investigates the nature of morphological paradigm effects on vowel production in German verbs. We report the results of a production experiment showing that, while paradigmatic complexity affects vowel dispersion, the effect is mediated by word frequency.
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2009|