Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Phonological Analysis of Schwa and Liaison Within the PFC Project (Phonologie du Franšais Contemporain): How Determinant are the Prosodic Factors?

Anne Lacheret (1), Ch. Lyche (2), Michel Morel (3)

(1) Institut Universitaire de France, France; (2) Universitetet i Oslo/Troms°, Norway; (3) CRISCO, France

The influence of prosody on segmental phenomena such as French schwa and liaison has been pointed out, but never systematically studied on speech data. In this paper we propose a comprehensive coding system to be used on a large oral corpus. Such a system aims at providing explicit and robust data which can serve as a solid base to test the different claims which have been put forward in the literature.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lacheret, Anne / Lyche, Ch. / Morel, Michel (2005): "Phonological analysis of schwa and liaison within the PFC project (phonologie du franais contemporain): how determinant are the prosodic factors?", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1437-1440.