Marc Brunelle

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This experiment shows that in Northern Vietnamese (NV) progressive tone coarticulation is stronger than anticipatory coarticulation. It also sheds some light on the nature of distinctive features in NV: voice quality measurements show that glottalization is essential to tone contrast, which reduces the role of pitch and leads to a phonological analysis in(More)
  • Marc Brunelle
  • The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 2012
The perceptual integrality of f0, F1 and voice quality is investigated by looking at register, a phonological contrast that relies on these three properties in three dialects of Cham, an Austronesian language of Mainland Southeast Asia. The results of a Garner classification experiment confirm that the three acoustic properties integrate perceptually and(More)
A laryngographic and laryngoscopic study of tone production in Northern Vietnamese, a language whose tones combine both fundamental frequency (f0) modulations and voice qualities (phonation types), was conducted with 5 male and 5 female speakers. Results show that the f0 contours of Northern Vietnamese tones are not only attributable to changes in vocal(More)
The proper understanding of infixation continues to be a matter of debate among linguists. The data presented in this paper show that infixation in Austronesian languages is not exclusively due to prosodic morphology, but instead is significantly influenced by the segmental phonology as well. Specifically, infixation may be blocked if it would create(More)
This paper is a revised and updated version of a paper on tonogenesis that appeared in Diachronica in 2002. That paper generated considerable useful feedback, supportive of the general thesis, but critical of various specific aspects; this invaluable feedback1 has resulted in a number of major and numerous minor revisions.2 Until recently the most(More)
Sgaw Karen has a complex tone system based on voice quality, f0 and duration. A perceptual study reveals that voice quality and duration are central to its patterns of tone contrast. F0-based identification cues are the presence of a low offset and of a falling contour. No evidence was found for the decompositionality of contours.