INTERSPEECH 2009
10th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Brighton, United Kingdom
September 6-10, 2009

Exploring Vocalization of /l/ in English: An EPG and EMA Study

Mitsuhiro Nakamura

Nihon University, Japan

This study explores the spatiotemporal characteristics of lingual gestures for the clear, dark, and vocalized allophones of /l/ in English by examining the EPG and EMA data from the multichannel articulatory (MOCHA) database. The results show the evidence that the spatiotemporal controls of the tip lowering and the dorsum backing gestures are organized systematically for the three variants. An exploratory description of the articulatory correlates for the /l/ gestures is made.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nakamura, Mitsuhiro (2009): "Exploring vocalization of /l/ in English: an EPG and EMA study", In INTERSPEECH-2009, 2311-2314.