Temporal and spectral properties of Madurese stops

Misnadin Misnadin, James Kirby, Albert Remijsen

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Abstract / Description of output

Madurese is a language with a three-way laryngeal contrast and an unusual consonant-vowel co-occurrence restriction. We provide new data on the phonetic realisation of Madurese stops from a
sample of 15 native speakers by examining VOT, f0 and two acoustic correlates of voice quality, H1*-H2* and H1*-A3*. Our data indicate that while f0 distinguishes voiced from voiceless (aspirated and unaspirated) stops, at least one voice quality measure contrasts voiced and voiceless aspirated stops with voiceless unaspirated stops, suggesting that the relationship between these features may be
more complex than has previously been assumed.
Madurese appears to be best described as ‘register system’ of the Mon-Khmer type, albeit one in which pitch and voice quality are dissociated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
EditorsThe Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Glasgow
ISBN (Print)978-0-85261-941-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) - SECC, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Aug 201514 Aug 2015


Conference18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Madurese
  • register system
  • f0
  • VOT


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