@misc{cogprints5405, title = {Secondary stress in Brazilian Portuguese: the interplay between production and perception studies}, author = {Pablo Arantes and Plinio A. Barbosa}, publisher = {Technische Universit{\"a}t Dresden Press}, year = {2006}, pages = {73--76}, keywords = {speech rhythm, secondary stress, Brazilian Portuguese}, url = {http://cogprints.org/5405/}, abstract = {This paper reports experiments on speech production showing that secondary stress in Brazilian Portuguese (BP) can be best described as phrase-initial prominence cued by greater duration and pitch accent excursion in initial position. It also reports a perception experiment in which clicks were associated to consecutive V-to-V positions in stress groups. Mean click detection RTs are gradient, but show no influence of initial lengthening. RTs near the phrasally stressed position are shorter and almost 60\% of RT variance can be accounted for by produced timing patterns.} }