Using magnetic resonance to image the pharynx during Arabic speech: Static and dynamic aspects

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging has been applied only recently to the study of Arabic speech production. Arabic has a relatively large number of sounds produced with constrictions in the pharynx, a part of the vocal anatomy well-suited to investigation using MRI. We show that static 3D MRI techniques can be useful in distinguishing the pharyngeal sounds of Arabic and that average pixel intensity in MR images can be used to track pharyngeal articulations as a function of time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINTERSPEECH-2012
Pages2179-2182
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 13 2012

Publication series

Name13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
Volume3

Other

Other13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period9/9/129/13/12

Keywords

  • Arabic
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Pharyngeals
  • Pharynx

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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    Shosted, R. K., Sutton, B. P., & Benmamoun, A. (2012). Using magnetic resonance to image the pharynx during Arabic speech: Static and dynamic aspects. In INTERSPEECH-2012 (pp. 2179-2182). (13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012; Vol. 3).