15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Audible and Inaudible Anticipatory Gestures in French

Béatrice Vaxelaire, Rudolph Sock, Johanna-Pascale Roy, Aline Asci, Véronique Ferbach-Hecker

Institut de Phonétique de Strasbourg, France

The present research, based on X-ray data, examines the relationship between anticipatory labial and lingual gestures, and the auditory perception of either an upcoming rounded vowel or an upcoming rounded fricative, in French. Vowel-Consonant-Vowel sequences (V1CV2) and Consonant-Vowel-Consonant sequences (C1VC2) are embedded in short carrier sentences and uttered by two speakers (AE and MM) in two speaking rates: normal conversational and fast. In the V1CV2 sequences, V1 is always vowel /a/ and V2 vowel /u/; C is either /t/ or /k/. These V1CV2 sequences served to observe for anticipatory gestures from the rounded vowel, V2.
   In the C1VC2 sequences, C1 is either /t/ or /k/; V is /a/ and C2 is the rounded voiceless fricative /ʃ/. These C1VC2 sequences served to observe for consonantal anticipatory gestures from the fricative, C2. The perceptual effects of anticipatory gestures are finally tested.

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Bibliographic reference.  Vaxelaire, Béatrice / Sock, Rudolph / Roy, Johanna-Pascale / Asci, Aline / Ferbach-Hecker, Véronique (2003): "Audible and inaudible anticipatory gestures in French", In ICPhS-15, 447-450.