ERIC Number: ED399785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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Voice Source Characteristics of Male and Female Speakers of French.
Temple, Rosalind A. M.
York Papers in Linguistics, v17 p397-440 Mar 1996
A study investigated the realization of voicing contrasts ("breathiness") in plosive consonants produced by young French adults, particularly as they differ in males and females. Data came from acoustic analysis of recordings of nine informants reading lists of monosyllabic words with initial plosive consonants in isolation and in the content, "Jean avait dit..." The six plosive phonemes of French occurred several times before each of three vowels, but only tokens with the vowel /a/ were measured for this purpose. Results show consistent differences between males and females in the closure period of prevoiced stops. Methodological issues raised in this analysis were then examined in light of subsequent research, including measurement of spectral tilt, statistical comparability, and interrater reliability on perceptual experiments. Contains 24 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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