A single case study of articulatory adaptation during acoustic mimicry

Lawson, Eleanor and Scobbie, James M and Stuart-Smith, Jane (2011) A single case study of articulatory adaptation during acoustic mimicry. Proceedings of 17th ICPhS, Hong Kong. pp. 1170-1173.


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The distribution of fine-grained phonetic variation can be observed in the speech of members of well-defined social groups. It is evident that such variation must somehow be able to propagate through a speech community from speaker to hearer. However, technological barriers have meant that close and direct study of the articulatory links of this speaker-hearer chain has not, to date, been possible. We present the results of a single-case study using an ultrasound-based method to investigate temporal and configurational lingual adaptation during mimicry. Our study focuses on allophonic variants of postvocalic /r/ found in speech from Central Scotland. Our results show that our informant was able to adjust tongue gesture timing towards that of the stimulus, but did not alter tongue configuration.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2011 08:20
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 10:33
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2506


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