Liker, Marko and Gibbon, Fiona (2007) EPG characteristics of velar stops in normal adult English speakers. 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. pp. 605-608.
This study aimed to determine the main characteristics of normal tongue palate patterns for velar stops. EPG data from the EUR-ACCOR database were analysed for nonsense VCV sequences containing /k/ in nine vowel contexts for seven English speaking adults. Incomplete EPG closure across the palate for /k/ occurred in 19% (range 4%-41%) of utterances with the most number of incomplete closures in /aka/ and the least in /uki/. As predicted, place of articulation was dependant on vowel context. The most fronted was the velar occlusion in /iki/ and the most retracted in /aka/. In terms of amount of contact, /k/ in /iki/ environment had almost twice as much tongue palate contact compared to /aka/ in all speakers (mean 42% for /iki/ compared to 22% for /aka/). There was considerable interspeaker variability in all variables. The implications of the results for diagnosing and treating speech disorders are discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||velar stops, electropalatography, occlusion, speech disorders.|
|Divisions:||School of Health Sciences > Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jan 2008 11:05|
|Last Modified:||19 Mar 2014 12:54|
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