Production of sibilant fricatives by four speakers of Mandarin Chinese was examined using real-time Magnetic Resonance Imaging (rtMRI). Data were reconstructed at 33.18 frames per second in the midsagittal plane, and additionally acquired in a coronal plane intersecting the vocal tract behind the alveolar ridge. Although individual speakers differed in the details of articulation, each of the three sibilants was found to be distinguished by a characteristic constriction location, groove geometry, and tongue shaping behind the primary constriction.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the 14th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (14th : 2012) - Sydney|
Duration: 3 Dec 2012 → 6 Dec 2012
- Mandarin Chinese
- sibilant fricatives