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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 February 2009

Cécile Fougeron
Affiliation:
UCLA Phonetics Laboratory, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1543, USA Institut de Phonétique, CNRS URA1027, Université Paris III
Caroline L. Smith
Affiliation:
UCLA Phonetics Laboratory, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1543, USA Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine

Extract

The following description of French is based on the speech of a young Parisian female speaker. Varieties of French have almost identical inventories; the main differences are to be found in the maintenance or loss of certain contrasts.

Type
Phonetic Representation Illustrations of the IPA
Copyright
Copyright © Journal of the International Phonetic Association 1993

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