Pitch as a Physical Correlate of Stress in Gedeo Nouns

  • Abebayehu Messele Mekonnen


This study aims at investigating the acoustic correlates of stress in the nouns of the Gedeo language. Acoustic analysis is employed to analyze
81 nouns recorded from three native speakers of the languages. Results showed that, in this language, pitch variations are significant correlates of
stress in nouns. Unlike the general literature on the phonetic correlates of stress, duration, particularly vowel length, does not appear to be a consistent correlate of stress.


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MEKONNEN, Abebayehu Messele. Pitch as a Physical Correlate of Stress in Gedeo Nouns. Ethiopian Journal of Languages and Literature, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 47 - 63, july 2017. Available at: <http://ejol.aau.edu.et/index.php/EJOLL/article/view/585>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2019.
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