An electropalatographic and acoustic study of affricates and fricatives in two Catalan dialects

  title={An electropalatographic and acoustic study of affricates and fricatives in two Catalan dialects},
  author={Daniel Recasens and Aina Espinosa},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={143 - 172}
The present study is an electropalatographic and acoustic investigation of the fricatives /s, f/ and the affricates /ts, dz, tf, d[zcy ]/ based on data from five speakers of Majorcan Catalan and five speakers of Valencian Catalan. Results show that the articulatory characteristics of fricatives and affricates agree in several respects: the sounds traditionally labeled /f/ and /tf, d[zcy ]/ are alveolopalatal, and are articulated at a less anterior location, are less constricted and show more… Expand
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