The articulatory and acoustic impact of Scottish English /r/ on the preceding vowel-onset



Lilenthal, Janine (2009) The articulatory and acoustic impact of Scottish English /r/ on the preceding vowel-onset. 10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association.. p. 2819.

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates the use of smoothing spline ANOVA and T tests to analyze whether the influence of syllable final consonants on the preceding vowel differs for articulation and acoustics. The onset of vowels either followed by phrase-final /r/ or by phrase-initial /r/ is compared for two Scottish English speakers. To measure articulatory differences of opposing vowel pairs, smoothing splines of midsagittal tongue shape recorded via ultrasound imaging are compared. For the acoustic data, differences of the first two formant frequencies at the onset are tested. The results confirm that there is no 1:1 mapping between articulation and acoustics. Copyright © 2009 ISCA.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: INTERSPEECH 2009 BRIGHTON, ENGLAND
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anticipatory C-to-V coarticulation; Rhoticity; Scottish English; Smoothing spline ANOVA; Ultrasound
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2009 11:38
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 12:09
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1012

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