8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

The Development of Anticipatory Labial Coarticulation in French: A Pionering Study

Aude Noiray (1), Lucie Menard (2), Marie-Agnes Cathiard (1), Christian Abry (1), Christophe Savariaux (1)

(1) Université Stendhal-INPG, France
(2) Université du Quebec a Montreal, Canada

This article reports an experimental study initiated on labial anticipatory coarticulation in the framework of a description of motor control development. Four French children between 4 and 8 years old have been audio-visually recorded, uttering [iCny] puppets names, in which Cn corresponds to a varying number of intervocalic consonants. A kinetic lip area function has been obtained via the ICP tracking system (Lallouache [1]) in order to describe the anticipatory movements of vocalic targets. As several concurrent models have been evaluated to account for anticipation in adults but very few for children, and since the more robust has proved for French to be the Movement Expansion Model (MEM; Abry & Lallouache [2], [3], [4], Abry et al. [5]) we adopted this framework for testing the anticipatory motor behaviour in children.

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Bibliographic reference.  Noiray, Aude / Menard, Lucie / Cathiard, Marie-Agnes / Abry, Christian / Savariaux, Christophe (2004): "The development of anticipatory labial coarticulation in French: a pionering study", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 53-56.