Functional Data Analysis of Tongue Articulation in Palatal Vowels: Gothenburg and Malmöhus Swedish /i:, y:, u-:/

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This study used Functional Data Analysis (FDA) to analyse tongue articulation dynamics, more specifically the height and frontness of the tongue body and tip in the palatal vowels /i:, y:, u-:/ of two varieties of Swedish. Articulatory data were collected from nine speakers each of Gothenburg and Malmöhus
Swedish. Standard z-score transformations were used for speaker normalisation. Results showed that the tongue articulation for /i:/ and /y:/ is generally similar, and significantly different from /u-:/ in both Malmö ̈hus and Gothenburg Swedish. We also found a subdivision of Gothenburg Swedish into two subtypes, where type 1 resembled Malmöhus Swedish more. Significant differences in tongue body height were found between all varieties for all of the vowels, except for /y:/ between Gothenburg type 1 and Malmöhus Swedish.


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  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • Functional Data Analysis, articulography, palatal vowels, Swedish dialects
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
PublisherInterspeech, Lyon
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
EventInterspeech 2013 - Lyon
Duration: 2013 Aug 22 → …


ConferenceInterspeech 2013
Period2013/08/22 → …

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