Intra-syllabic structures of articulatory gestures in Swedish

Project: Dissertation

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UKÄ subject classification

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

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Description

In speech we rarely pronounce consonants and vowels in isolation, instead they are produced in an overlapping manner. This overlapping, or coarticulation, is not merely an artefact, but instead might be crucial for the listener decoding the message.

The universal linguistic phenomenon of coarticulation is the theme of my dissertation project. The project includes production and perception studies, and covers speech modeling, speech motor control, articulatory theories, phonology and prosody.

By measuring articulator’s movements during speech, using the Carstens AG501 at the Lund University Humanities Lab (http://www.humlab.lu.se/en/facilities/articulography/), I am currently looking at how the coarticulation at word onset differs between the Swedish word accents, which are known for their tonal timing differences.

Layman's description

I löpande tal uttalar vi sällan konsonanter och vokaler i isolation, istället produceras de på ett överlappande sätt. Denna överlappning, eller koartikulation, ses ibland som en artefakt, när den i själva verket är mycket användbar för avkodandet av meddelandet. Koartikulationen kan bära på mycket information om talaren, situationen, och vad som kommer att sägas härnäst.

Fenomenet koartikulation är kärnan i mitt avhandlingsprojekt. Jag använder bl.a. EMA-data (Carstens AG501, Humanistlaboratoriet http://www.humlab.lu.se/en/facilities/articulography/) för att analysera hur munnens olika delar koordineras under talet.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2014/09/012019/12/31

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