Standard French vowel formants vs. characteristic tones of Rousselot: Tuning forks technique reconsidered

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Abstract

In the current study the historical instrumental method of speech analysis using tuning forks is considered from a new point of view. The set of tuning forks for French oral vowels with the engraved frequency values described by Rousselot in the early 20th century is used in a number of experiments. Firstly, the frequencies of the tuning forks were measured with the use of the modern methods of acoustic analysis. The accuracy of their values was proved, which allowed their comparison with modern data on French vowel formant frequencies. Eventually, the perception experiment was conducted to find out modern native speakers' perception strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHSCR 2017: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on the History of Speech Communication Research Helsinki, August 18-19, 2017
EditorsMartti Vainio, Juraj Simko, Reijo Aulanko
Place of PublicationDresden
PublisherTUD press
Pages45-54
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-95908-097-2
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameStudientexte zur Sprachkommunikation
PublisherTUDpress
Volume83
ISSN (Print)0940-6832

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