ERIC Number: ED294458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
L'enchainement des consonnes occlusives suivies de voyelles anterieures en francais (The Chaining of Occlusive Consonants Followed by Anterior Vowels in French).
A study investigated the range of articulatory patterns in French in which occlusive consonants are followed by anterior vowels, and the resulting acoustic phenomena. Articulatory factors examined include the place of articulation of the occlusive consonant; the nature of contact during the occlusion; articulatory movements at the consonants' off-glide and the subsequent placement of the vowel; the place of articulation and aperture of the vowel; and length of each sound. Acoustical effects examined include the acoustical character of the holding of the occlusive; the nature of the transition (duration and character of the explosion); and the acoustical stability of the vowel. After introductory sections concerning the study's objectives and methodology, the various analyses are described in detail and charted. A four-page bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
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