How similar are clusters resulting from schwa deletion in French to identical underlying clusters?

Audrey Bürki, Cécile Fougeron, Christophe Veaux, Ulrich H. Frauenfelder

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Clusters resulting from the deletion of schwa in French are compared with identical underlying clusters in words and pseudowords. Both manual and automatic acoustical comparisons suggest that clusters resulting from schwa deletion in French are highly similar to identical underlying clusters. Furthermore, cluster duration is not longer for clusters resulting from schwa deletion than for identical underlying clusters. Clusters in pseudowords show a different acoustical and durational pattern from the two other clusters in words.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH 2009, 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Brighton, United Kingdom, September 6-10, 2009
Place of PublicationBrighton, UK
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInterspeech 2009 - Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 200910 Sep 2009


ConferenceInterspeech 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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