14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-14)

San Francisco, CA, USA
August 1-7, 1999

C-to-V Coarticulation in Japanese and English

Yuko Kondo

Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

The present paper studies the effects of speech tempo (fast vs. slow), syllable condition (open vs. closed), preceding and following consonants (/b/ vs. /d/ and /b/ vs. /g/) in C-to-V coarticulation in Japanese and English. The results showed strong correlation between C-to-V coarticulation and vowel duration. It was also shown that the preceding consonant exerts stronger effect on the vowel than the following consonant for both Japanese and English.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kondo, Yuko (1999): "C-to-v coarticulation in Japanese and English", In ICPhS-14, 431-434.