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Nasal flow in French Spontaneous Speech


The goal of this paper is to compare the degree of anticipatory and carryover phenomena in the behaviour of the velum during the production of French pontaneous speech, and to compare the data with the same speech material, but read. Airflow through the nose and the mouth were taken as an indirect indication of the velum behaviour. French is a language of special interest because there is a phonological contrast between oral and nasal vowels. The results show a tendency for nasal airflow to start before the nasal and a strong propensity to spread after the nasal. No differences could be established between speaking styles (spontaneous vs read speech) regarding nasal airflow anticipation and carryover.
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Patricia Basset, Angelique Amelot, Jacqueline Vaissière, Bernard Roubeau. Nasal flow in French Spontaneous Speech. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 2001, 31 (1), pp.87-100. ⟨halshs-00138222⟩
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