|Title||Structures perceptivo-cognitives de quelques patrons intonatifs en français|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1989|
|Authors||Nikov, M, Gerganov, E|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
A psycholinguistic experiment in the paradigm of multidimensional scaling aimed at the establishment of perceptual-cognitive structures of seven six-syllable intonation patterns in French was made. Each test sentence was evaluated in terms of 42 acoustic parameters. The readings were subjected to a multivariate statistical analysis whereby three independent acoustic axes were derived. The data from the perceptual experiment for scaling the same sentences on the basis of similarity by French native speakers were firstly processed according to hierarchicalscheme clustering algorithms and, secondly, according to the procedures of multidimensional scaling. A three-dimensional structure of perceptual-cognitive space of French native speakers for the seven intonation patterns was established. A high correlation between the acoustic and the perceptual-cognitive axes was found which is interpreted as a corroboration of some hypotheses formulated in the framework of a three-component model of speech perception.