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Contribution de la structure syllabique de surface à la segmentation lexicale

Dumay, Nicolas, Content, Alain, Frauenfelder, Uli (1999) Contribution de la structure syllabique de surface à la segmentation lexicale. In: Actes des IIèmes Journées d'Etudes Linguistiques. . pp. 105-110. (KAR id:14932)


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: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: N. Dumay
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 09:57 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:53 UTC
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Dumay, Nicolas.

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