Place of articulation of anterior nasal versus oral stops in Croatian

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Show simple item record Liker, Marko Gibbon, Fiona E. 2018-03-27T14:14:11Z 2018-03-27T14:14:11Z 2015-03-30
dc.identifier.citation Liker, M. and Gibbon, F. E. (2015) 'Place of articulation of anterior nasal versus oral stops in Croatian', Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 45(1), pp. 35-54. doi: 10.1017/S0025100314000401 en
dc.identifier.volume 45 en
dc.identifier.startpage 35 en
dc.identifier.endpage 54 en
dc.identifier.issn 0025-1003
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0025100314000401
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this investigation is to analyse the place of articulation of anterior nasal versus oral stops in Croatian. Although there is agreement that placement for /n/ and /t d/ is in the anterior region, there is disagreement among different authors about the precise place of articulation for these sounds. Some authors view these targets as sharing identical placement while others view placement of /n/ as more posterior to /t d/. In this paper we use electropalatography (EPG) to investigate whether placement for these sounds is the same or different. The speech of six participants was recorded for the purposes of this study. The speech material consisted of 972 VCV sequences (V = /i a u/, C = /n t d/). Four EPG indices were analysed: the ACoG measure, the amount of contact at dental and alveolar articulatory zones (dentoalveolar articulation being inferred indirectly), incomplete EPG closures and the lateral contact measure. Coarticulatory effects of vowels on placement were also measured. The results showed that /n t d/ generally shared the place of articulation in the dentoalveolar region, but also that relating quantitative physiological data to specific places of articulation should be done cautiously, taking into account variability in individual productions. The analyses also showed that /n/ had more incomplete EPG closures and a significantly lower amount of lateral contact when compared with /t/ and /d/. The nasal was more variable and showed less coarticulatory resistance in different vowel contexts than /t/ and /d/. The results of this study are discussed in terms of existing descriptions of Croatian consonant system and in light of cross-linguistic findings. en
dc.description.sponsorship Ministarstvo Znanosti, Obrazovanja i Sporta, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (grant 130-0000000-0785) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP) en
dc.rights © International Phonetic Association 2015. This article has been published in a revised form in Journal of the International Phonetic Association, This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © copyright holder. en
dc.subject Lingual coarticulation en
dc.subject Contact patterns en
dc.subject Palate contact en
dc.subject Electropalatography en
dc.subject Speech en
dc.subject Sequences en
dc.subject Croation en
dc.subject EPG en
dc.title Place of articulation of anterior nasal versus oral stops in Croatian en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Fiona Gibbon, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.contributor.funder Ministarstvo Znanosti, Obrazovanja i Sporta en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the International Phonetics Association en
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