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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


The Palatal Stop: Results from Acoustic-Articulatory Recovery of Articulatory Movements

Christian Geng (1), Ralf Winkler (2), Bernd Pompino-Marschall (3)

(1) Zentrum fur Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Germany
(2) Technical University Berlin, Germany
(3) Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

The articulatory data situation with respect to the palatal stop in Czech is dissatisfying: Static X-rays, linguo- and palatograms still seem to be state of the art. This study aims at the potential benefit of acoustic-articulatory recovery strategies in the determination of place of articulation features. Results indicate recovery problems using area functions as input data, that vanish, if linear articulatory models are used. The reconstructions suggest a primary laminal and a secondary dorsal component for the articulation for the Czech palatal stop.

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Bibliographic reference.  Geng, Christian / Winkler, Ralf / Pompino-Marschall, Bernd (2003): "The palatal stop: results from acoustic-articulatory recovery of articulatory movements", In ICPhS-15, 2581-2584.