7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

September 16-20, 2002
Denver, Colorado, USA

Variability in Direction of Dorsal Movement During Production of /l/

Natasha Warner (1), Allard Jongman (2), Doris Mücke (3)

(1) University of Arizona, USA; (2) University of Kansas, USA; (3) University of Cologne, Germany

This paper presents articulatory data on the production of /l/ in various environments in Dutch, and shows that the direction of movement of the tongue dorsum varies across environments. This makes it impossible to measure tongue position at the peak of the dorsal gesture. We argue for an alternative method in such cases: measurement of position of one articulator at a time point defined by the gesture of another. We present new data measured this way which confirms a previous finding on the articulation of Dutch /l/.

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Bibliographic reference.  Warner, Natasha / Jongman, Allard / Mücke, Doris (2002): "Variability in direction of dorsal movement during production of /l/", In ICSLP-2002, 1089-1092.