Journal article

Individual Variation in the Frication of Voiceless Plosives in Australian English: A Study of Twins' Speech

Deborah Loakes, Kirsty McDougall

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

This study is an acoustic-phonetic examination of variation in Australian English consonant production. Group and individual patterns in the rates of frication of the voiceless plosives /p t k/ in Australian English are investigated. Previous studies on voiceless plosive production in Australian English have focussed primarily on /t/, and these analyses have largely been auditory in nature. Further, whereas previous studies have focussed on describing sociophonetic variation within Australian English, this study investigates speaker-specific variation. An analysis of twin speech, produced by young adult male speakers from Melbourne, is presented. The speakers are three identical twin pairs a..

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