Findings show: prenuclear accent likely to be repeated Cambridge but not in Belfast
A variety-specific parameter?
Caveat: typical Belfast mixed head: H* L*H L*H % But: H* most common choice of initial accent across varieties
- read sentences: 90% Cambridge, 80% Newcastle, 75% Belfast read passages: 85% Cambridge, 70% Newcastle, 62% Belfast
Conflicting preferences? (1) preference for accent repetition (2) preference for initial H*?