Fricated pre-aspirated /t/ in Middlesbrough English: an acoustic study

M.J. Jones, C. Llamas, M.J. Solé (Editor), D. Recasens (Editor), J. Romero (Editor)

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Acoustic and auditory analyses of the English of Middlesbrough and Newcastle (UK) have identified pre-aspirated allophones for voiceless stops in word-final position for female speakers. Acoustic analysis of the second author, a native speaker of Middlesbrough English, revealed that her pre-aspirated stops were fricated throughout in pre-vocalic position. This paper provides some preliminary acoustic results on the degree of pre-aspiration and frication of stops in Middlesbrough English, and compares results with acoustic data for the fricated /t/ of Dublin and Hiberno-English (slit-t).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventICPhS - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 Aug 20039 Aug 2003



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