Nijmegen Corpus of Casual French

Publications and Downloads


  • Torreira, F. and Valtersson, E. (accepted). Phonetic and visual cues to questionhood in French conversation. Phonetica.
  • Rising intonation in spontaneous French: How well can continuation statements and polar questions be distinguished? In Campbell, N., Gibbon, D., and Hirst, D., editors, Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody. [pdf]
  • Realization of voiceless stops and vowels in conversational French and Spanish. Journal of Laboratory Phonology, 2:331–353. [pdf]
  • Torreira, F. and Ernestus, M. (2011). Vowel elision in casual French: The case of vowel /e/ in the word c'était. Journal of Phonetics, 39(1):50–58. [pdf]
  • Torreira, F. and Ernestus, M. (2010). Phrase-medial vowel devoicing in spontaneous French. In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2010), pages 2006–2009, Makuhari, Japan. [pdf]
  • Torreira, F., Adda-Decker, M., and Ernestus, M. (2010). The Nijmegen Corpus of Casual French. Speech Communication, 52(3):201–221. [pdf]
  • Gubian, M., Torreira, F., Strik, H., and Boves, L. (2009). Functional Data Analysis as a tool for analyzing speech dynamics: a case study on the French word c’était. In Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2009), pages 2199–2202. Causal Productions Pty Ltd. [pdf]


The annotations are available in Praat TextGrid format, as well as ELAN .eaf format.