An aerodynamic explanation for the uvularization of trills?

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Abstract

The origin of the uvular trill [R] in the languages of Western Europe is a matter of some debate. The diachronic change from an alveolar trill to a uvular trill is widely believed to be standard and the reverse process seems unattested. The present study approaches this diachronic asymmetry by examining the aerodynamics of uvular and alveolar trills produced under laboratory conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISSP 2008
Subtitle of host publication8th International Seminar on Speech Production
PublisherINRIA
Pages417-420
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2008
Event8th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2008 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Dec 8 2008Dec 12 2008

Other

Other8th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2008
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period12/8/0812/12/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

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    Shosted, R. K. (2008). An aerodynamic explanation for the uvularization of trills? In Proceedings of ISSP 2008: 8th International Seminar on Speech Production (pp. 417-420). INRIA.