H T Bunnell

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Articulatory and acoustic studies have shown that the effects of anticipatory coarticulation may extend across several segments in an utterance. But previous perceptual studies suggest that only the information carried by immediately adjacent segments is used in perception. To show that perception is not so limited, we persuaded ten talkers each to produce(More)
This article reviews the production characteristics and perceptual cues of intervocalic consonants as a background for acoustic studies of consonant perception in fluent speech. Data show that in conversation intervocalic consonants occur much more commonly than consonants in initial or final position; all phonetic features are strongly represented.(More)
A sharp increase in the incidence of pediatric thyroid papillary cancer was documented after the Chernobyl power plant explosion. An increased prevalence of rearrangements of the RET protooncogene (RET/PTC rearrangements) has been reported in Belarussian post-Chernobyl papillary carcinomas arising between 1990 and 1995. We analyzed 67 post-Chernobyl(More)
The increase in thyroid carcinoma post-Chernobyl has been largely confined to a specific subtype of papillary carcinoma (solid/follicular). This subtype is observed predominantly in children under 10 in unirradiated populations, but maintains a high frequency in those aged 10-15 from those areas exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl accident. The aim of(More)
Tongue contact patterns for /s/ and /l/ were investigated using dynamic palatography. Both spatial and temporal asymmetries were commonly found extending into the vocalic transitions for these consonants. Implications for the adequacy of tongue motion data taken in a single midsagittal plane are discussed, as well as for articulatory interpretation of(More)
Articulatory and acoustic studies of speech production have shown that the effects of anticipatory coarticulation may extend across several segments of an utterance. The present experiments show that such effects have perceptual significance. In two experiments, a talker produced consonant (C) and vowel (V) sequences in a sentence frame (e.g., "I say(More)
The perceptual effect of modifying speech produced by deaf talkers was investigated to discover the changes necessary for disordered speech to be judged normal. Recordings of passages read by three deaf talkers were used as material. For the first two experiments, a three-syllable word was extracted from the deaf talkers' passages and from a similar passage(More)
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