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