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Trends in Phonetics and Phonology

Studies from German-speaking Europe

Adrian Leemann, Marie-José Kolly, Stephan Schmid and Volker Dellwo

This volume was inspired by the 9th edition of the Phonetik & Phonologie conference, held in Zurich in October 2013. It includes state of the art research on phonetics and phonology in various languages and from interdisciplinary contributors. The volume is structured into the following eight sections: segmentals, suprasegmentals, articulation in spoken and sign language, perception, phonology, crowdsourcing phonetic data, second language speech, and arts (with inevitable overlap between these areas).
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The role of longterm acquaintances in speech accommodation

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Studies of speech accommodation observe almost exclusively accommodation processes between newly acquainted speakers. Despite the fact interactional experience over time was found to increase inter-speaker convergence, studies of inter-personal speech accommodation seldom look at long-term effects on accommodation patterns. The case-study reported here compares convergence levels between speakers in three interactional contexts, reflecting long-term, short-term and zero accommodation. It shows advantage for long-term accommodation over other conditions in presenting consistent and robust evidence for phonetic convergence between interlocutors with regard to global phonetic features characterizing their speech.

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