Adult speakers' tongue-palate contact patterns for bilabial stops within complex clusters

Show simple item record Zharkova, Natalia Schaeffler, Sonja Gibbon, Fiona E. 2012-11-12T10:23:16Z 2012-11-12T10:23:16Z 2009 2009-12
dc.identifier.citation Zharkova, N; Schaeffler, S; Gibbon, FE; (2009) 'Adult speakers' tongue-palate contact patterns for bilabial stops within complex clusters'. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23 (12):901-10. en
dc.identifier.volume 23 en
dc.identifier.issued 12 en
dc.identifier.startpage 901 en
dc.identifier.endpage 910 en
dc.identifier.issn 1464-5076
dc.identifier.issn 0269-9206
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/02699200902912656
dc.description.abstract Previous studies using Electropalatography (EPG) have shown that individuals with speech disorders sometimes produce articulation errors that affect bilabial targets, but currently there is limited normative data available. In this study, EPG and acoustic data were recorded during complex word final /sps/ clusters spoken by 20 normal adults. A total contact (TC) index measured amount of tongue-palate contact during clusters in words such as 'crisps'. Bilabial closure was inferred from the acoustic signal. The TC profiles indicated that normal adults hold their tongues in a steady /s/-like position throughout the cluster; most speakers (85%, n=17) had no significant difference in TC values during bilabial closure compared to flanking fricatives. The results are interpreted as showing that normal speakers produce double bilabial-alveolar articulations for /p/ in these clusters. Although steady state TC profiles were typical of the group, absolute TC values varied considerably between speakers, with some speakers having up to three times more contact than others. These findings add to the knowledge about normal articulation, and will help to improve diagnosis and treatment of individuals with speech disorders. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd. en
dc.rights ©2009, Taylor and Francis Ltd. en
dc.subject Bilabial clusters en
dc.subject Electropalatography en
dc.subject Articulation en
dc.subject Speech en
dc.subject EPG en
dc.subject Clusters en
dc.title Adult speakers' tongue-palate contact patterns for bilabial stops within complex clusters en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Fiona Gibbon, Speech And Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en 2012-10-26T12:54:51Z
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dc.contributor.funder London Law en
dc.contributor.funder Henry Smith Charity, United Kingdom en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics en
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dc.internal.placepublication London en
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