Approaching variation in PFC

Julien Eychenne, Sylvain Navarro, Atanas Tchobanov and Jan-Willem van Leussen

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print July 2016 | ISBN: 9780199573714
Published online October 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191818011 | DOI:
Approaching variation in PFC

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This chapter provides an overview of the main tools used within the PFC research programme to perform a wide range of tasks, from annotation to fine-grained measurements. The chapter discusses the structure of the PFC database and its accompanying website, emphasizing the importance of open technologies and open standards in order to ensure long-term availability of the data. It then presents an overview of the main features of the two programs used to work with the PFC data: Praat, a sofware package which is used for data annotation and phonetic analysis, and Dolmen, a tool designed to manage speech corpora and query speech annotations.

Keywords: tools; Praat; Dolmen; acoustic analysis; annotation; speech database

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Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology ; Sociolinguistics

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