An intonational cue to word segmentation in phonemically identical sequences.

@article{Spinelli2010AnIC,
  title={An intonational cue to word segmentation in phonemically identical sequences.},
  author={Elsa Spinelli and Nicolas Grimault and Fanny Meunier and Pauline Welby},
  journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={775-87}
}
We investigated the use of language-specific intonational cues to word segmentation in French. Participants listened to phonemically identical sequences such as /selafi/, C'est la fiche/l'affiche "It's the sheet/poster." We modified the f0 of the first vowel /a/ of the natural consonant-initial production la fiche, so that it was equal to that of the natural vowel-initial production l'affiche (resynth-consonant-equal condition), higher (resynth-consonant-higher condition), or lower (resynth… CONTINUE READING
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