Stop voicing and F0 perturbations: evidence from French and Italian

James Kirby, Bob Ladd

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Abstract / Description of output

We report new experimental evidence on consonantinduced F0 perturbations in two languages with prevoiced stops, French and Italian. A positive correlation between duration of voicing lead and F0 at the onset of post-release voicing is observed, consistent with the predictions of an automatic or biomechanical account of the source of this effect. While the findings do not strictly rule out a role for onset F0 as a controlled enhancement, they support the proposal that, if anything, the enhancement is of [-voice] or [stiff] rather than [+voice].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • voicing
  • onset F0
  • enhancement
  • French
  • Italian

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