Lingual contact in selected English vowels and its acoustic consequence

Ivan Yuen, Alice Lee, Fiona Gibbon

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This paper provides preliminary data about EPG contact for 3 different vowels in Southern British English and Scottish English across eleven speakers. The EPG data were compared with vowel formants to test the hypothesis that the amount of EPG contact as an indicator of tongue height or anteriority will result in a corresponding change in F1 and F2. The results suggest that Percent Contact varies with the three monophthongs. F1, F2 and F2-F1 difference varies with the amount of Percent Contact.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPhS XVI
Subtitle of host publication6-10 August 2007, Saarbrücken Germany : 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences : proceedings
EditorsJürgen Trouvain, William J. Barry
Place of PublicationSaarbrucken, Germany
PublisherSaarland University
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783981153514
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Congress of Phonetic Sciences (16th : 2007) - Saarbrücken
Duration: 6 Aug 200710 Aug 2007


ConferenceInternational Congress of Phonetic Sciences (16th : 2007)


  • electropalatography
  • lateral bracing
  • vowels
  • articulation-to-acoustics mapping


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