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Contribution de la structure syllabique de surface à la segmentation lexicale

Presented at Nantes (France), 25-27 mars 1999
Publication date1999

This study examined the use of acoustic-phonetic cues to syllable boundaries in on-line lexical segmentation. Two word-spotting experiments manipulated the alignment between word and surface syllable boundaries. A misalignment cost was observed for obstruent-liquid clusters but not for /s/ + obstruent clusters. Durational analyses of the materials as well as of a large corpus of utterances showed systematic variations in segment durations as a function of boundary location in obstruent-liquid clusters only. We conclude that the availability of acoustic-phonetic cues to word boundary location in consonant clusters depends upon the cluster class. When available, these cues are exploited in on-line lexical segmentation of speech.

  • Swiss National Science Foundation - 1113-049698.96
  • Autre - A.R.C. 96/01-203
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DUMAY, Nicolas, CONTENT, Alain, FRAUENFELDER, Ulrich Hans. Contribution de la structure syllabique de surface à la segmentation lexicale. In: Actes des IIèmes Journées d’Etudes Linguistiques. Nantes (France). [s.l.] : [s.n.], 1999. p. 105–110.
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