ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008
ISCA Archive SpeechProsody 2008

Final accent and lengthening in French

Shunsuke Nakata, Yohann Meynadier

An experiment was carried out to examine the possibility of word-final F0 rise without lengthening in French. The results show that, although a variability is observed depending on speaker, syllable structure and syllable number, the final rise can be unaccompanied by vowel lengthening in the phrasemedian final syllable of a noun, in difference to the phrasefinal syllable which is lengthened to signal the prosodic boundary. The duration of infra-syllabic components is also investigated.

doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2008-128

Cite as: Nakata, S., Meynadier, Y. (2008) Final accent and lengthening in French. Proc. Speech Prosody 2008, 567-570, doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2008-128

  author={Shunsuke Nakata and Yohann Meynadier},
  title={{Final accent and lengthening in French}},
  booktitle={Proc. Speech Prosody 2008},