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Interarticulator cohesion within coronal consonant production

  • If more than one articulator is involved in the execution of a phonetic task, then the individual articulators have to be temporally coordinated with each other in a lawful manner. The present study aims at analyzing tongue-jaw cohesion in the temporal domain for the German coronal consonants /s, b, t, d, n, l/, i.e., consonants produced with the same set of articulators—the tongue blade and the jaw—but differing in manner of articulation. The stability of obtained interaction patterns is evaluated by varying the degree of vocal effort: comfortable and loud. Tongue and jaw movements of five speakers of German were recorded by means of electromagnetic midsagittal articulography _EMMA_ during /aCa/ sequences. The results indicate that _1_ tongue-jaw coordination varies with manner of articulation, i.e., a later onset and offset of the jaw target for the stops compared to the fricatives, the nasal and the lateral; (2) the obtained patterns are stable across vocal effort conditions; (3) the sibilants are produced with smaller standard deviations for latencies and target positions; and (4) adjustments to the lower jaw positions during the surrounding vowels in loud speech occur during the closing and opening movement intervals and not the consonantal target phases.

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Author:Christine Mooshammer, Philip Hoole, Anja Geumann
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-57124
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2208430
ISSN:1520-8524
Parent Title (English):The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA)
Publisher:Acoustical Society of America
Place of publication:Melville, New York
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2006
Date of Publication (online):2016/12/14
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
Tag:Consonant; German; Manner of articulation; Speech production
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Konsonant; Sprachproduktion; Stimmgebung
Volume:120
Issue:2
First Page:1028
Last Page:1039
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
BDSL-Classification:Grammatik
Linguistics-Classification:Phonetik / Phonologie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG