5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Prosodic Constraint on V-to-V Coarticulation in Japanese

Yuko Kondo (1), Yumiko Arai (2)

(1) Musashino Art University, Japan
(2) Y & Y Phonetic Laboratory, Japan

Coarticulation is considered to be constrained by language specific grammar. In particular, prosodic units, which have an important function in organizing speech, are likely to affect the extent of coarticulation. The present study addresses the question of the relationship between V-to-V coarticulation and bimoraic foot in Japanese. It was shown that the foot boundary constrains the extent of coarticulation. It was also shown that both within- and across-foot, anticipatory effects are stronger than carryover effects in Japanese.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kondo, Yuko / Arai, Yumiko (1998): "Prosodic constraint on v-to-v coarticulation in Japanese", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0186.