15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Anterior Tongue Position and Shape for Front Vowels in Coronal Consonant Contexts

Richard S. McGowan


Two subjects from the X-Ray Microbeam Speech Production Database with differences in palate shape and tongue pellet placement were examined producing front vowels in alveolar and dental consonant contexts. Parameters describing anterior tongue positions and shape at kinematically defined critical times apparently distinguish among front vowels. Simultaneously measured formant frequencies were also examined.

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Bibliographic reference.  McGowan, Richard S. (2003): "Anterior tongue position and shape for front vowels in coronal consonant contexts", In ICPhS-15, 1883-1886.