Preliminary investigations into the Australian English articulatory vowel space

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Abstract

Articulation of vowels produced by a single speaker of Australian English in CVC contexts was examined using Electromagnetic Articulography. Dorsal articulatory activity for each vowel was compared by tracking the midsagittal trajectories of the tongue body. Articulatory targets were determined and a companion articulatory vowel space constructed. Comparison of dorsal trajectories of vowel pairs /ɐː-ɐ/, /eː-e/, /oː-ɔ/ confirms a close articulatory relationship between long-short pairs that has previously only been examined in the acoustic domain. Long vowels were characterised by greater excursion from the centre of the midsagittal articulatory space, compared to their short equivalents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
EditorsChristopher Carignan, Michael D. Tyler
Place of PublicationCanberra, ACT
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
Pages117-120
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016) - Parramatta, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016
Conference number: 16th

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)
ISSN (Electronic)2207-1296

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (16th : 2016)
Abbreviated titleSST2016
CountryAustralia
CityParramatta
Period6/12/169/12/16

Keywords

  • Vowel Production
  • Australian English
  • Articulatory Phonetics
  • Electromagnetic Articulography
  • Kinematics

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    Ratko, L., Proctor, M., Cox, F., & Veld, S. (2016). Preliminary investigations into the Australian English articulatory vowel space. In C. Carignan, & M. D. Tyler (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 117-120). (Proceedings of the Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology). Canberra, ACT: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA).