8th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Jeju Island, Korea
October 4-8, 2004

Coarticulatory Variability and Directionality in [s,..]: an EPG Study

Mitsuhiro Nakamura

Nihon University, Japan

Articulatory properties of the sibilants [...] and non-sibilant [..] were studied for VCV syllables in Japanese, using the technique of electropalatography. We examined the relation between constriction width and location, and the nature of coarticulatory variability and directionality, specific to the two fricative categories. The results allow us to discuss the phonetic basis of the ‘precision’ in fricative articulations.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nakamura, Mitsuhiro (2004): "Coarticulatory variability and directionality in [s,..]: an EPG study", In INTERSPEECH-2004, 1113-1116.