5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
This paper investigates the effects of contrastive focal accent placement on lingual articulation and coarticulation of French [kskl] clusters in word-medial position. The EPG results show that (i) this type of accent does not systematically increase the amplitude, but the duration of linguopalatal constrictions (particularly their release); (ii) it directly lengthens the temporal interval between the articulatory hold phases of two contiguous consonants; (iii) no matter what the accent position is, it can affect the whole cluster; (iv) the gestural co-ordination of biconsonant sequences seemed to vary with the focal accent more according to articulatory than syllable boundary rhythmic constraints.
Bibliographic reference. Meynadier, Yohann / Pitermann, Michel / Marchal, Alain (1998): "Effects of contrastive focal accent on linguopalatal articulation and coarticulation in the French [kskl] cluster", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0542.