Journal of Phonetics volume 35, issue 2, P135-161 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.wocn.2006.05.001 View full text
Marija Tabain, Pascal Perrier

Abstract: 27 pagesInternational audienceThis study presents acoustic and electro-magnetic articulography (EMA) data for the back rounded vowel /u/ in preboundary position in French. Five boundary types are examined: the Utterance, the Intonational phrase, the Accentual phrase, the Word and the Syllable. The three speakers studied produce similar acoustic output, with both F1 and F2 becoming lower before stronger prosodic boundaries. However, the Utterance boundary has a particularly strong effect on F1, which is particu…

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