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Phonetic analysis of Gornja Stubica vernacular accents


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Franjčec, Magdalena. (2018). Phonetic analysis of Gornja Stubica vernacular accents. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Lazić, Nikolaj].

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This paper presents the acoustic analysis of Gornja Stubica vernacular accents in the pronunciation of ten older speakers from Gornja Stubica. The goal of the research was to analyse the accent system of Gornja Stubica vernacular according to acoustic dimensions of intonation, intensity and duration of vowel, the main holder of the prosody of words. The main material consisted of 40 framework sentences in which there were two-syllable nouns in the middle, 10 for each accent category in Croatian language. The segmentation of all the sentences to the level of phonemes has been done in the program Praat, and later were those phonemes processed in the Praat script. Based on that script, data on duration (in miliseconds), fundamental frequency (in ERBs) and intensity (in decibels) were found and later analysed in Excel. Based on the graphical representations of fundamental frequency and intensity of the stressed vowel in all the speakers, values of the four speakers were omitted from the further analysis because they stood out from the rest of the group. The results indicated that in Gornja Stubica vernacular exist only three types of accents – long-rising, long-falling and short-falling. Furthermore, the majority of vowels are long so it is also confirmed that the vowels in Gornja Stubica vernacular last longer compared to standard. Lastly, it has been proved that the flow of the intensity almost always follows the flow of the fundamental frequency, but in rising accents in Gornja Stubica vernacular appear rising countours, which is not the case for standard.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: accent, fundamental frequency, intensity, duration, Gornja Stubica vernacular
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Lazić, Nikolaj
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2019 10:03
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 10:03

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