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Investigating dialectal differences using articulography

  • The present study introduces articulography, the measurement of the position of tongue and lips during speech, as a promising method to the study of dialect variation. By using generalized additive modeling to analyze articulatory trajectories, we are able to reliably detect aggregate group differences, while simultaneously taking into account the individual variation across dozens of speakers. Our results on the basis of Dutch dialect data show clear differences between the southern and the northern dialect with respect to tongue position, with a more frontal tongue position in the dialect from Ubbergen (in the southern half of the Netherlands) than in the dialect of Ter Apel (in the northern half of the Netherlands). Thus articulography appears to be a suitable tool to investigate structural differences in pronunciation at the dialect level.

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Author:Martijn Wieling, Fabian Tomaschek, Denis Arnold, Mark Tiede, R. Harald BaayenGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-59462
URL:https://www.internationalphoneticassociation.org/icphs-proceedings/ICPhS2015/Papers/ICPHS0231.pdf
ISBN:978-0-85261-941-4
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
Publisher:University of Glasgow
Place of publication:Glasgow, UK
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/07
Reviewstate:Peer-Review
Tag:Articulography; Dialectology; Generalized additive modeling
Pagenumber:5
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
BDSL-Classification:Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Linguistics-Classification:Phonetik / Phonologie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported