Phrase-medial vowel devoicing in spontaneous French

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This study investigates phrase-medial vowel devoicing in European French (e.g. /ty pø/ [ty ̊ pø] ‘you can’). Our spontaneous speech data confirm that French phrase-medial devoicing is a frequent phenomenon affecting high vowels preceded by voiceless consonants. We also found that devoicing is more frequent in temporally reduced and coarticulated vowels… (More)

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