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DELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada

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BARBOSA, Plínio Almeida. Tempo-silábico em português do Brasil: a critic to Roy Major. DELTA [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.2, pp.369-402. ISSN 1678-460X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0102-44502000000200006.

This paper reintroduces the discussion about stress-timing in Brazilian Portuguese (BP). It begins by surveying some phonetic and phonological issues raised by the syllable- vs stress-timed dichotomy which culminated with the emergence of the p-center notion. Strict considerations of timing of V-V units and stress groups are taken into account to analyze the long term coupling of two basic oscillators (vowel and stress flow). This coupling allows a two-parameter characterization of language rhythms (coupling strength and speech rate) revealing that BP utterances present a high-degree of syllable-timing. A comparison with other languages, including European Portuguese, is also presented. The results analyzed indicate that Major's arguments for considering Portuguese (sic) as stress-timing are misleading.

Keywords : Rhythm Typology; Coupled Oscillators; Duration; Brazilian Portuguese.

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