7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Coordination of Hand and Orofacial Movements for CV Sequences in French Cued Speech

Virginie Attina, Denis Beautemps, Marie-Agnès Cathiard

Institut de la Communication Parlée/INPG, France

This work aims at investigating the coordination in space and time between manual and orofacial gestures involved in the French Cued Speech (FCS) "Langage Parlé Complété", an efficient method of communication for hearing-impaired people. Cued CV syllabic sequences were analyzed. Results showed (i) five distinctive positions for vowels and (ii) manual anticipation with respect to lip movements and sound, the hand code being realized at the beginning of the CV syllable.

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Bibliographic reference.  Attina, Virginie / Beautemps, Denis / Cathiard, Marie-Agnès (2002): "Coordination of hand and orofacial movements for CV sequences in French cued speech", In ICSLP-2002, 1945-1948.