|Title||Perception and acoustic correlates of stress in English and in Bulgarian|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
|Keywords||Contrastive Studies; съпоставителни изследвания|
The paper investigates the acoustic manifestations and the perception of stress by native English and native Bulgarian speakers. Analyses of the acoustic correlates of stress and results from a perception experiment suggest important differences in the way stress is signalled: except for F0 max, the values for which were bigger in Bulgarian, all other acoustic cues under investigation seemed to be less strong in Bulgarian, a language exhibiting features of both stress-timed and syllable-timed rhythmic organization, than in English, a language tending towards the stress-timed end of the rhythm scale.