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

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

Effects of Parkinsonian Symptoms on Voiced Palatals

Nathalie Couvreur, Marielle Bruyninckx, Bernard Harmegnies

Phonetics Laboratory, University of Mons, Belgium

In this paper, we focus on the case of palatal glides produced by ten French-speaking parkinsonian subjects. This research is a part of a project whose final aim is the building of a comprehensive study of the various ways in which Parkinsonian pathologies can exert influence on speech.
   The acoustic analyzes (formants tracks in the DC-4000 Hz range) were performed by DSP 5500 and CSL 4300 kay stations.It revealed that the glides are characterized by alterations of the acoustic variation during the time-course of the segment production.

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Bibliographic reference.  Couvreur, Nathalie / Bruyninckx, Marielle / Harmegnies, Bernard (1999): "Effects of Parkinsonian symptoms on voiced palatals", In ICPhS-14, 831-834.