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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


French Nasal Vowels Spoken in Haut-Jura: A Quantitative Acoustic Study

Vincent Arnaud

Université de Franche-Comté, France

From an acoustic point of view, the study of nasal vowels is complex. Numerous acoustic properties of French nasal vowels have been deduced by simulation experiments. Few authors have founded their analysis on the observation of laboratory speech. Alternatively, the analyzed vocalic realizations found herein are taken from a corpus of spontaneous speech. The 20-male speakers, recorded are natives of Haut-Jura where elderly speakers tend to manifest the same trends as Québec speakers during the production of nasal vowels. A parallel discussion manifests the difficulties of interpreting acoustic consequences of vowels' nasalization.

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Bibliographic reference.  Arnaud, Vincent (2003): "French nasal vowels spoken in Haut-Jura: a quantitative acoustic study", In ICPhS-15, 929-932.