Young Russian Immigrants' Segmental Duration and Length in Finnish
Ullakonoja, R., & Kuronen, M. (2015). Young Russian Immigrants' Segmental Duration and Length in Finnish. In T. 2015 (Ed.), ICPhS 2015 : Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 1-5). International Phonetic Association. Retrieved from https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/icphs-proceedings/ICP...
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This pilot study sheds light on how young Russian immigrants (n=10) produce Finnish segmental duration and length in read-aloud speech as compared to native Finnish speakers (n=5). Segment duration is distinctive in Finnish and an important feature of Finnish phonology, whereas in Russian it only plays a marginal role. The results show a general tendency of durational contrasts being difficult to learn with great interspeaker differences.
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