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Perception des voyelles nasales du français par des apprenants hispanophones

Abstract : ABSTRACT_ The present study is intended to examine how Spanish-speaking learners of French from Spain and Colombia perceive the French nasal vowels according to level of fluency, using a series of categorization and discrimination. The results of the forced-choice within /ɛ̃, ɑ̃, ɔ̃/ categorization tests on French nasal vowels appearing in two-syllable non-words in initial, medial, or final position show that Spanish-speaking learners encounter a greater difficulty with /ɛ̃/ and /ɑ̃/, which receive quite variable responses; they encounter a lesser difficulty with /ɔ̃/, especially in word- final position (final>medial>initial). A further categorization test requiring forced-choice responses within the five Spanish vowel categories (/a, i, u, e, o/) helped to better understand how Spanish-speaking listeners naive with respect to French assimilate French nasal vowels. We propose a quantitative modeling, based on PAM (Best, 1995), whereby discrimination performance is predicted from the observed assimilation and goodness-of-fit ratings.
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David Alejandro Bustamante, Pierre Hallé, Claire Pillot-Loiseau. Perception des voyelles nasales du français par des apprenants hispanophones. XXXIIe Journées d’Études sur la Parole, Jun 2018, Aix-en-Provence, France. pp.603-611, ⟨10.21437/JEP.2018-69⟩. ⟨halshs-02068353⟩



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