Chapter published in:Approaches to Hungarian: Volume 16: Papers from the 2017 Budapest Conference
Edited by Veronika Hegedűs and Irene Vogel
[Approaches to Hungarian 16] 2020
► pp. 188–206
Fixed stress as phonological redundancy
Effects on production and perception in Hungarian and other languages
From the perspective of word prosody, fixed stress languages such as Hungarian may seem rather uninteresting: stress, by definition, always falls on the same position in a word. This paper examines the acoustic properties of Hungarian stress based on a large, systematically collected, corpus and considers them in relation to issues of redundancy in speech production and in speech perception (stress deafness). The Hungarian findings also serve as the basis of comparison for languages with other types of stress systems, analysed with the same methods: Turkish, Arabic and Spanish. It is demonstrated that stress predictability affects both speech production and perception, and also that its effect may be mitigated by exceptions in otherwise predictable stress languages.
Keywords: stress, redundancy, stress perception, stress production, stress deafness
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Published online: 08 April 2020
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