Native and non-native processing of acoustically reduced words
01 / 2010 - 01 / 2013
Everyday conversational speech contains lots of pronunciation variation. One kind of variation is caused by the fact that segments are often not completely realized or not realized at all. For example, the Dutch word 'eigenlijk' can be pronounced like 'eik'. The aim of my project is to further investigate acoustic reduction in Dutch, both by means of corpus studies and psycholinguistic experiments. I plan on investigating the conditions under which reduced variants are likely to occur, both for native and non-native speakers, looking at the role of a word's predictability and morphological structure.