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Looking for Acoustic Cues of Resyllabification in French

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Fougeron, Cécile
Alain, Content
Published in Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPHS). Barcelona (Spain). 2003
Abstract In this paper, we address the question of whether so-called “resyllabification” is total in French. Durational properties of vowels and consonants in a sequence with “enchaînement” (V1.C#V2) are compared with phonetically similar sequences containing a word-initial consonant (V1#CV2), and a non-word-initial syllable-onset consonant (V1.CV2). This three-way comparison shows that although inter-speaker and inter-consonant type differences exist, the enchaînement consonants generally differ from underlying syllable onsets (word-initial or not) by showing a shorter duration. Moreover, lexical and syllabic boundaries may be differentiated by cues on the pre-consonantal vowel rather than on the initial consonant. These results provide further evidence that resyllabification can be partial in French, and that the surface form of so-called “resyllabified” sequences can preserve cues of their abstract lexical and syllabic structure.
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Perception et production de la parole
Project FNS: 1114-059532.99
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FOUGERON, Cécile et al. Looking for Acoustic Cues of Resyllabification in French. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPHS). Barcelona (Spain). [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2003. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:82799

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