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Oral Articulation of Nasal Vowels in French

  title={Oral Articulation of Nasal Vowels in French},
  author={Christopher Carignan},
  • C. Carignan
  • Published in ICPhS 2011
  • Physics, Linguistics, Medicine
EMA, aerodynamic, and acoustic signals were combined in order to observe lingual and labial articulation of oral and nasal vowels in Northern Metropolitan French (NMF) and Quebec French (QF). Inter-speaker variation observed in oral articulation suggests the importance of motor equivalence in the acoustic dispersion of each vowel system. Inter-dialectal differences observed are suggestive of important characteristics of vowel nasality. When the oral articulation of a nasal vowel enhances the… 
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