ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2009

Processing liaison-initial words in native and non-native French: evidence from eye movements

Annie Tremblay

French listeners have no difficulty recognizing liaison-initial words. This is in part because acoustic/phonetic information distinguishes liaison consonants from (non-resyllabified) word onsets in the speech signal. Using eye tracking, this study investigates whether native speakers of English, a language that does not have a phonological resyllabification process like liaison, can develop target-like segmentation procedures for recognizing liaison-initial words in French, and if so, how such procedures develop with increasing proficiency.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-56

Cite as: Tremblay, A. (2009) Processing liaison-initial words in native and non-native French: evidence from eye movements. Proc. Interspeech 2009, 156-159, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2009-56

@inproceedings{tremblay09_interspeech,
  author={Annie Tremblay},
  title={{Processing liaison-initial words in native and non-native French: evidence from eye movements}},
  year=2009,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2009},
  pages={156--159},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2009-56}
}