Recent acoustic research has challenged the traditional understanding of the spirantization of Spanish /b d g/. We compare acoustic and EPG results on the realization of /d/ in different contexts. Whereas we largely confirm recent observations regarding the postfricative context, we also show that after nasals and laterals the intensity curve associated with the voiced obstruent /d/ does not offer reliable information on occlusion.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of XVIIth International Conference of Phonetic Sciences
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2011


  • approximants
  • epg
  • intensity
  • lenition
  • spanish
  • spirantization


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