Contribution de la structure syllabique de surface à la segmentation lexicale

Dumay, Nicolas and Content, Alain and Frauenfelder, Uli (1999) Contribution de la structure syllabique de surface à la segmentation lexicale. In: Actes des IIèmes Journées d'Etudes Linguistiques, 25-27th March 1999, Nantes, France. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This study examined the use of acoustic-phonetic cues to syllable boundaries in on-line lexical segmentation. Two word-spotting experiments manipulated the alignment between word and surface syllable boundaries. A misalignment cost was observed for obstruent-liquid clusters but not for /s/ + obstruent clusters. Durational analyses of the materials as well as of a large corpus of utterances showed systematic variations in segment durations as a function of boundary location in obstruent-liquid clusters only. We conclude that the availability of acoustic-phonetic cues to word boundary location in consonant clusters depends upon the cluster class. When available, these cues are exploited in on-line lexical segmentation of speech.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: Nicolas Dumay
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 09:57
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14932 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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