An Electropalatographic Study of Alveolar and Palatal Consonants in Catalan and Italian

  title={An Electropalatographic Study of Alveolar and Palatal Consonants in Catalan and Italian},
  author={Daniel Recasens and Edda Farnetani and Jordi Fontdevila and Maria Dolors Pallar{\`e}s},
  journal={Language and Speech},
  pages={213 - 234}
Electropalatographic data for Catalan and Italian reported in this paper reveal the existence of two categories of palatal consonants, namely, alveolopalatals ([n], [λ]) and palatals proper ([j]). All these consonants are produced with a single place of articulation and thus are not good candidates for complex segments involving a tongue front articulator and a tongue dorsum articulator. A higher degree of coupling between the primary articulator and other tongue regions for alveolopalatals and… 

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