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dc.contributor.authorGuenther, Frank H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEpsy-Wilson, Carol Y.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBoyce, Suzanne E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMatthies, Melanie L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZandipour, Majiden_US
dc.contributor.authorPerkell, Joseph S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-14T19:07:13Z
dc.date.available2011-11-14T19:07:13Z
dc.date.issued1998-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/2336
dc.description.abstractAcoustic and articulatory recordings reveal that speakers utilize systematic articulatory tradeoffs to maintain acoustic stability when producing the phoneme /r/. Distinct articulator configurations used to produce /r/ in various phonetic contexts show systematic tradeoffs between the cross-sectional areas of different vocal tract sections. Analysis of acoustic and articulatory variabilities reveals that these tradeoffs act to reduce acoustic variability, thus allowing large contextual variations in vocal tract shape; these contextual variations in turn apparently reduce the amount of articulatory movement required. These findings contrast with the widely held view that speaking involves a canonical vocal tract shape target for each phoneme.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (1R29-DC02852-02, 5R01-DC01925-04, 1R03-C2576-0l); National Science Foundation (IRI-9310518)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBoston University Center for Adaptive Systems and Department of Cognitive and Neural Systemsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBUCAS/CNS Technical Reports; BUCAS/CNS-TR-1998-002en_US
dc.rightsCopyright 1998 Boston University. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that: 1. The copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage; 2. the report title, author, document number, and release date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and / or special permission.en_US
dc.titleArticulatory Tradeoffs Reduce Acoustic Variability During American English /r/ Productionen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.rights.holderBoston University Trusteesen_US


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