An articulatory and acoustic study of "retroflex" and "bunched" american English rhotic sound based on MRI

@inproceedings{Zhou2007AnAA,
  title={An articulatory and acoustic study of "retroflex" and "bunched" american English rhotic sound based on MRI},
  author={Xinhui Zhou and Carol Y. Espy-Wilson and Mark K. Tiede and Suzanne Boyce},
  booktitle={INTERSPEECH},
  year={2007}
}
The North American rhotic liquid has two maximally distinct articulatory variants, the classic ”retroflex” and the classic ”bunched” tongue postures. The evidence for acoustic differences between these two variants is reexamined using magnetic resonance images of the vocal tract in this study. Two subjects with similar vocal tract dimensions but different tongue postures for sustained /r/ are used. It is shown that these two variants have similar patterns of F1-F3 and zero frequencies. However… CONTINUE READING
6 Citations
8 References
Similar Papers

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-8 of 8 references

A dialect study of american english r’s by x-ray motion picture

  • P. Delattre, D. C. Freeman
  • Linguistics, vol. 44, pp. 28–69, 1968.
  • 1968
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

A new taxonomy of american english /r/ using mri and ultrasound

  • M. Tiede, S. E. Boyce, C. Holland, A. Chou
  • JASA, vol. 115, no. 5, pp. 2633–2634, 2004.
  • 2004
3 Excerpts

Articulatory strategies, speech acoustics and variability

  • C. Y. Espy-Wilson
  • Proc. of sound to sense: 50+ years of discoveries…
  • 2004
1 Excerpt

Vtar: A matlab-based computer program for vocal tract acoustic modeling

  • X. H. Zhou, Z. Y. Zhang, C. Y. Espy-Wilson
  • JASA, vol. 115, no. 5, p. 2543, 2004.
  • 2004
2 Excerpts

The relevance of f4 in distinguishing between different articulatory configurations of american english /r

  • C. Y. Espy-Wilson, S. E. Boyce
  • JASA, vol. 105, no. 2, p. 1400, 1999.
  • 1999
1 Excerpt

Spatial characteristics of vocal tract resonance modes

  • G. Fant, S. Pauli
  • Proc. of the speech communication seminar 74…
  • 1974
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…