15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)
The present research, based on acoustic data, investigates the relationship between anticipatory labial gestures and perception of upcoming rounded vowels in French Vowel-Consonant-Vowel sequences (V1CV2). V1 is always the high vowel /i/, C corresponds to the fricative /s/, and V2 is one of the following rounded vowels: the high front vowel /y/; the high back vowel /u/; the mid-high front vowel /o/; the mid-high back vowel /o/. As it is known that anticipatory protrusion diminishes as lip aperture increases for rounded vowels, one of the main questions addressed here is: would a reduction in anticipatory protrusion affect the extension of a potential anticipatory auditory effect. The influences of speaker-specific strategies on the auditory behaviour of listeners are also examined.
Bibliographic reference. Hirsch, Fabrice / Sock, Rudolph / Connan, Pierre-Yves / Brock, Gilbert (2003): "Auditory effects of anticipatory rounding in relation with vowel height in French", In ICPhS-15, 1445-1448.