Estimating vertical larynx position using EMA: The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation

Ryan Keith Shosted, Christopher Carignan, Panying Rong

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Abstract

It is well known that the vertical position of the larynx changes during speech:it is related to f0, vowel quality, and voicing. However, estimation of vertical larynx position has proven to be a significant challenge. This paper represents a proof-of-concept that electromagnetic articulography (EMA) can be used to detect differences in vertical larynx position, at least in males with a visible thyroid protuberance. Methods for imaging and quantifying the throat contour are proposed. Preliminary results are presented dealing with (a) the production of f0; and (b) the production of voiced / voiceless / implosive distinctions in (bilabial) stops. Results are compared to (extreme) vertical larynx displacement during non-linguistic phsyiological events, including yawning and swallowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production
PublisherUQAM
Pages139-146
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2011 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jun 23 2011

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Other2011 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2011
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/20/116/23/11

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Aerodynamics
Imaging techniques
event
Electromagnetic
Place of Articulation
Voicing
Vowel Quality
Implosives
Visible
Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications

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Shosted, R. K., Carignan, C., & Rong, P. (2011). Estimating vertical larynx position using EMA: The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation. In Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production (pp. 139-146). UQAM.

Estimating vertical larynx position using EMA : The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation. / Shosted, Ryan Keith; Carignan, Christopher; Rong, Panying.

Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production. UQAM, 2011. p. 139-146.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shosted, RK, Carignan, C & Rong, P 2011, Estimating vertical larynx position using EMA: The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation. in Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production. UQAM, pp. 139-146, 2011 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2011, Montreal, Canada, 6/20/11.
Shosted RK, Carignan C, Rong P. Estimating vertical larynx position using EMA: The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation. In Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production. UQAM. 2011. p. 139-146
Shosted, Ryan Keith ; Carignan, Christopher ; Rong, Panying. / Estimating vertical larynx position using EMA : The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation. Proceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production. UQAM, 2011. pp. 139-146
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