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Linguistica Uralica
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ISSN 0868-4731 (Print)

Microduration in Finnish and ­Estonian Vowels Revisited: Methodological Musings; pp. 180-186

Full article in PDF format | doi:10.3176/lu.2012.3.03

Stefan Werner, Einar Meister


The influence of vowel duration on the perception of different vowel ­qualities in Finnish and Estonian has been the topic of several of our recent studies; for the present paper, we reconsider some of our methodological choices, comparing various ­different solutions. In the area of test design, timed group tests are evaluated as an alternative to our original self-paced individual test setup and test reliability is explored through repeated tests on the same subject. In the area of test evaluation, reaction time is added as a second dependent variable and a more sophisticated statistical evaluation is applied. All these methodological variations confirm the trends already visible in the results of our earlier studies.


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