Interspeech'2005 - Eurospeech

Lisbon, Portugal
September 4-8, 2005

Articulatory Constraints and Coronal Stops: An EPG Study

Mitsuhiro Nakamura

Nihon University, Japan

This study explores articulatory and coarticulatory properties of the coronal stop articulations [t, d, R] in Japanese, using the technique of electropalatography (EPG). We examine the spatiotemporal characteristics of linguopalatal contact patterns, closure duration, and intergestural coordination, relating them to factors of the articulatory control mechanisms. The results bear on issues in models of lingual articulation, the concept of articulatory constraints and phonological feature specifications.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nakamura, Mitsuhiro (2005): "Articulatory constraints and coronal stops: an EPG study", In INTERSPEECH-2005, 1017-1020.