ISCA Archive ICSLP 1990
ISCA Archive ICSLP 1990

Articulatory and acoustic properties of different allophones of /l/ in american English, catalan and Italian

Daniel Recasens, Edda Farnetani

This paper attempts to investigate whether velarization is a scalar articulatory feature and if an increase in degree of velarization conveys an increment in the degree of constraint upon tongue dorsum activity. Electropalatographic and acoustical data for [1] in different languages and contextual conditions allow isolating three degrees of velarization in the consonant. Precise articulatory and acoustic correlates are given for each velarization group. Moreover V-to-C coarticulatory effects in dorsopalatal contact were found to decrease with degree of velarization for [1] thus suggesting that changes in degree of velarization convey modifications in degree of articulatory constraint.


doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1990-253

Cite as: Recasens, D., Farnetani, E. (1990) Articulatory and acoustic properties of different allophones of /l/ in american English, catalan and Italian. Proc. First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1990), 961-964, doi: 10.21437/ICSLP.1990-253

@inproceedings{recasens90_icslp,
  author={Daniel Recasens and Edda Farnetani},
  title={{Articulatory and acoustic properties of different allophones of /l/ in american English, catalan and Italian}},
  year=1990,
  booktitle={Proc. First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 1990)},
  pages={961--964},
  doi={10.21437/ICSLP.1990-253}
}