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Five dimensions: Both benefit and bane Benefit: High information density per sensor 3 Cartesian coordinates (x, y, z) 2 angular coordinates (azimuth, elevation) Freedom of head movement ö potential for new kinds of experiments EMMA ö EMA Five dimensions: Both benefit and bane Benefit: High information density per sensor 3 Cartesian coordinates (x, y, z) 2(More)
Cricothryroid activity was investigated in 3 German speakers. Aims were (1) to clarify activity for voiceless consonants, (2) to determine whether lax vowels have higher activity than tense vowels, and (3) to compare anterior and posterior insertions in the muscle. Results: (1) Clearly higher CT activity for voiceless than voiced consonants, but often(More)
A new, intensity-based method of measuring syllable duration was used to assess syllabic timing in 75 patients with dysarthria of predominantly traumatic and cerebro-vascular origin and in 30 normal subjects. The applied speech tasks included repetitions of sentences containing chains of plosive-vowel-syllables. The logarithm of the duration of the syllable(More)
Laryngeal adjustments in voiceless obstruent clusters in Tashlhiyt Berber were examined by means of simultaneous transillumination, fiberoptic films and acoustic recordings. This language allows a rich variety of voiceless clusters naturally. Several combinations of /s/ and /k/ clusters including singleton and geminate consonants were examined. We focused(More)
In Articulatory Phonology the jaw is not controlled individually but serves as an additional articulator to achieve the primary constriction. In this study the timing of jaw and tongue tip gestures for the coronal consonants /U, 5, V, F, P, N/ is analysed by means of EMMA. The findings suggest that the tasks of the jaw for the fricatives are to provide a(More)
This study investigates the extent to which the length of a pause and the inhalation depth reflect the planning of an upcoming sentence. Thoracic and abdominal volume changes during the pause and the upcoming sentence were recorded for 24 German speakers using Respitrace. The target sentences varied between long (24 syllables) or short (14 syllables) and(More)
The German sibilant /∫/ is produced with a constriction in the postalveolar region and often with protruded lips. By covarying horizontal lip and tongue position speakers can keep a similar acoustic output even if the articulation varies. This study investigates whether during two weeks of adaptation to an artificial palate speakers covary these two(More)
Outline of this Report The Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals (BAS) is a joint initiative of the Bavarian State and the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München. It is located at the host organisation Institut für Phonetik und Sprachliche Kommunikation and collects, evaluates, produces and disseminates speech based resources to the scientific community. Our(More)
The aim of the current study is to investigate the contextual conditions of devoicing of phono-logically voiced stops (bilabial and velar). Articulatory and acoustic data from four male speakers were recorded by means of EMMA and EPG. Devoicing was observed more frequently for the velar stops than for the bilabials. The highest occurrence of devoicing was(More)