The relationship between velopharyngeal opening and place of articulation: An aerodynamic and EPG investigation

Panying Rong, Ryan Keith Shosted, Christopher Carignan

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Abstract

A combination of aerodynamic and EPG instrumentation is used to estimate the relationship between velopharyngeal opening (VPO) and linguopalatal place of articulation for a variety of oral and nasal speech sounds. VPO values, estimated using the pressure-flow technique, are generally consistent with the results of previous aerodynamic studies, though smaller than values from imaging studies. The relationship between VPO and linguopalatal contact anteriority differs across consonants with different places of articulation. For velars, linguopalatal contact is more posterior with increased VPO, while bilabials manifest the opposite pattern. This finding may be related to the interaction between velar nasals and nasal vowels suggested in previous studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Seminar on Speech Production
PublisherUQAM
Pages281-288
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2011 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jun 23 2011

Other

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Rong, P., Shosted, R. K., & Carignan, C. (2011). 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. 281-288). UQAM.