Durational properties of stressed syllables as a cue for English-accented French?

Authors

  • Christian Guilbault Department of French, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

Abstract

Some of the significant finding of a recorded speech by Anglophones learners of French as a second language, are presented. The study also investigated the cause of temporal syllabic variability associated with the perception of a greater prosodic foreign accent. English rhythm is a combination of accented and unaccented syllables, while French rhythm has syllables of equal duration. The study used nine speakers divided into three groups that were, 3 intermediate English learners of French, 3 advanced English learners of French, and 3 native speakers (NS). A language-background questionnaire was used during study to evaluate the Anglophones learner's proficiency in French. It was observed that the segmental properties can cause an increase in syllabic duration and Anglophones show temporal variability than NS.

Published

2008-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Guilbault C. Durational properties of stressed syllables as a cue for English-accented French?. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.13];36(3):130-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2072

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada