The articulatory realisation of phonemic vowel length contrasts is still imperfectly understood. Australian English (AusE) /ɐ:/ and /ɐ/ differ primarily in duration and therefore provide an ideal case for examining the articulatory properties of long vs. short vowels. Patterns of compression, acceleration ratios and VC coordination were examined using electromagnetic articulography (EMA) in /pV:p/ and /pVp/ syllables produced by three speakers of AusE at two speech rates. Short vowels were less compressible and had higher acceleration ratios than long vowels. VC rimes had proportionately earlier coda onsets than V:C rimes. These findings suggest that long and short vowels are characterised by different patterns of both intra- and intergestural organisation in AusE.
|Title of host publication||Interspeech 2019|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings|
|Place of Publication||Baixas, France|
|Publisher||International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||INTERSPEECH 2019: Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (20th : 2019): crossroads of speech and language - Graz, Austria|
Duration: 15 Sep 2019 → 19 Sep 2019
|Conference||INTERSPEECH 2019: Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (20th : 2019)|
|Abbreviated title||INTERSPEECH 2019|
|Period||15/09/19 → 19/09/19|
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- speech rate
- vowel length