ISCA Archive Larynx 1997
ISCA Archive Larynx 1997

Phonological use of the larynx

Jacqueline Vaissière

The larynx is one of the main articulators in speech production, with the tongue root, the tongue body, the tongue blade, the velum and the lips. The goal of this tutorial is to review succinctly the different uses of the larynx for communicative purposes. The first part concerns the segmental use of the larynx: (i) the phonation types for differentiating consonants and vowels, (ii) the larynx as a place of articulation for the glottal consonants* and (iii) the initiation of airstream in glottalic consonants. The second part concerns the nonsegmental (prosodic) use: the participation of the larynx for contrasting higher linguistic units such as words, phrases and sentences (tone, accent and intonation ). The third part tackles the problem of the larynx used as a carrier of paralinguistic information.

Cite as: Vaissière, J. (1997) Phonological use of the larynx. Proc. LARYNX 1997, 115-126

  author={Jacqueline Vaissière},
  title={{Phonological use of the larynx}},
  booktitle={Proc. LARYNX 1997},