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Conference Paper: Articulatory Strategies for Back Vowel Fronting in American English

TitleArticulatory Strategies for Back Vowel Fronting in American English
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Issue Date2019
Citation
19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences How to Cite?
AbstractThe fronting of the vowels /u/ and /o/ is observed in numerous varieties of English, but has been an- alyzed mainly in terms of acoustics rather than ar- ticulation. Because the acoustic correlate of this change, an F2 increase, can be the result of any ges- ture that shortens the front cavity of the vocal tract, it is unknown whether speakers achieve this change through tongue fronting, lip unrounding, or a combi- nation of these strategies. This paper presents articu- latory and acoustic data on back vowel fronting from two varieties of American English: Southern Cali- fornia and South Carolina. It is shown that speak- ers of both varieties retain the rounding gesture for /u/ and /o/, and that the F2 increase is achieved by tongue fronting rather than lip unrounding.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/269631

 

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dc.contributor.authorHavenhill, JE-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-24T08:11:34Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-24T08:11:34Z-
dc.date.issued2019-
dc.identifier.citation19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/269631-
dc.description.abstractThe fronting of the vowels /u/ and /o/ is observed in numerous varieties of English, but has been an- alyzed mainly in terms of acoustics rather than ar- ticulation. Because the acoustic correlate of this change, an F2 increase, can be the result of any ges- ture that shortens the front cavity of the vocal tract, it is unknown whether speakers achieve this change through tongue fronting, lip unrounding, or a combi- nation of these strategies. This paper presents articu- latory and acoustic data on back vowel fronting from two varieties of American English: Southern Cali- fornia and South Carolina. It is shown that speak- ers of both varieties retain the rounding gesture for /u/ and /o/, and that the F2 increase is achieved by tongue fronting rather than lip unrounding.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartof19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences-
dc.titleArticulatory Strategies for Back Vowel Fronting in American English-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailHavenhill, JE: jhavenhill@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHavenhill, JE=rp02445-
dc.identifier.hkuros297606-

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