A cinefluorographic study of the temporal organization of articulator gestures: Examples from Greenlandic

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Abstract

Movement data on articulator gestures in West Greenlandic are presented in order to elucidate principles of articulator coordination, especially the domain of coarticulation (as distinct from the domain of assimilation), the handling of conflicting demands on articulators, and the relation of vowels to consonants. The present data are consistent with results previously obtained from Swedish and Bulgarian. The Greenlandic informant varied his domain of coarticulation by up to two phonemes either side of the current phoneme; potential gesture conflicts were resolved in accordance with the model of Kozhevnikov and Chistovich, oncoming gestures being delayed when they were antagonistic to ongoing gestures; finally, articulator gestures were organized according to the same principles for both vowels and consonants.

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Authors
  • Sidney A J Wood
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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpeech Communication (Special Issue: Speech Production: Models and Data )
EditorsPascal Perrier, Rafael Laboissière, Christian Abry, Shinji Maeda
PublisherElsevier
Pages207-225
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

Publication series

Name
Number2-3
Volume22
ISSN (Print)0167-6393
ISSN (Electronic)1872-7182