An ultrasound exploration of Australian English /CVl/ words

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Abstract

We use ultrasound to explore the lingual articulation of /hVd/ and /hVl/ rhymes from an Australian English speaker, focusing on the coarticulatory interactions between the VC rhyme components. Results reveal vowel height as a major factor conditioning lateral undershoot. We also find that back vowel tongue contours overlap extensively with the coda lateral providing a conditioning environment for vocalization. Despite most vowels being resistant to coarticulatory influence from the coda /l/, high central vowels and diphthongs are extensively affected displaying considerable retraction in line with observations from acoustic studies. Results are discussed with reference to Australian English change in progress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (14th : 2012) - Sydney
Duration: 3 Dec 20126 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • speech production
  • ultrasound
  • laterals
  • sound change
  • Australian English
  • coarticulation

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