%A Pablo Arantes %A Plinio A. Barbosa %T Secondary stress in Brazilian Portuguese: the interplay between production and perception studies %X 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. %D 2006 %K speech rhythm, secondary stress, Brazilian Portuguese %I Technische Universit?t Dresden Press %P 73-76 %L cogprints5405