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ID: 555202.0, MPI für Psycholinguistik / Yearbook 2011
Phrase-medial vowel devoicing in spontaneous French
Authors:Torreira, Francisco; Ernestus, Mirjam
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2010
Title of Proceedings:Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2010), Makuhari, Japan
Start Page:2006
End Page:2009
Name of Conference/Meeting:11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2010),
Place of Conference/Meeting:Makuhari, Japan
(Start) Date of Conference/Meeting
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2010-09-26
End Date of Conference/Meeting 
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2010-09-26
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:This study investigates phrase-medial vowel devoicing in European French (e.g. /ty po/ [typo] 'you can'). Our spontaneous speech data confirm that French phrase-medial devoicing is a frequent phenomenon affecting high vowels preceded by voiceless consonants. We also found that devoicing is more frequent in temporally reduced and coarticulated vowels. Complete and partial devoicing were conditioned by the same variables (speech rate, consonant type and distance from the end of the AP). Given these results, we propose that phrase-medial vowel devoicing in French arises mainly from the temporal compression of vocalic gestures and the aerodynamic conditions imposed by high vowels.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:Karin Kastens
Affiliations:MPI für Psycholinguistik
External Affiliations:External Organizations; External Organizations - Center for Language Studies
Identifiers:URL:http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:5290...
LOCALID:escidoc:529025
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