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Articulatory coordination in German and English onset and coda clusters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18530573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Articulatorily, onset consonants differ from coda consonants in their spatial as well as their temporal characteristics in that onsets exhibit greater spatial displacement and are generally less variable than codas. As to their temporal organization, it has been claimed that onsets, but not codas exhibit a so-called c-center organization in which all consonant gestures of a cluster are organized as a single complex structure with respect to the vowel, while consonant clusters in codas have been hypothesized to be organized sequentially [Browman & Goldstein 1988 Phonetica]. While some studies have confirmed the c-center hypothesis for onsets but not codas, others found a c-center organization for both onset and coda consonants. The current study uses German and English onset and coda clusters to test systematically the c-center hypothesis on the basis of EMA data. Results for both languages indicate that a c-center organization may be observed in both onset and coda position, yet it does not appear consistently for all clusters. Also cross word-boundary clusters may exhibit c-center organization, possibly indicating resyllabification.
Authors:
Marianne Pouplier; Stefania Marin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3329     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, University of Munich, 80799 Munich, Germany, pouplier@phonetik.uni-muenchen.de.
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