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Long-distance anticipatory vowel-to-vowel assimilatory effects in French and Japanese

Chiu, F; Fromont, L; Lee, A; Xu, Y; (2015) Long-distance anticipatory vowel-to-vowel assimilatory effects in French and Japanese. In: Proceedings of 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. The University of Glasgow: Glasgow, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper examines language-specific differences in anticipatory vowel-to-vowel coarticulation using two non-stress languages. Native speakers of Standard French (n=6) and Tokyo Japanese (n=5) served as subjects to a production study. To investigate possible long-distance effects between and beyond adjacent vowels, linguistic material consisting of /ba.bV/ and /ba.ba.bV/ was embedded within a carrier sentence in each language. The word-final trigger vowel (V) is /a/, /i/ or /u/. Acoustic analysis of continuous F1 and F2 trajectories as well as singlepoint formant measurements revealed opposite patterns in the two languages. Strong anticipatory effects in vowels up to 2 preceding syllables were observed in French. However, Japanese displayed few statistically significant anticipatory effects in any vowel preceding any trigger. We interpret the results as an indication that there are two rather different types of contextual phonetic variability. We also assert not all phonetic assimilatory effects in “coarticulation” are due to articulatory overlap.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Long-distance anticipatory vowel-to-vowel assimilatory effects in French and Japanese
Event: The 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Location: Glasgow
ISBN: 978-0-85261-941-4
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/i...
Language: English
Additional information: The Proceedings of ICPhS 2015 are posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). This means that the work must be attributed to the author (BY clause), no one can use the work commercially (NC clause), and the work cannot be modified by anyone who re-uses it (ND clause).
Keywords: vowel-to-vowel coarticulation, contextual variation, assimilatory effects, French, Japanese
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1536166
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