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COORDINATION PATTERNS BETWEEN PITCH MOVEMENTS AND ORAL GESTURES IN CATALAN

@inproceedings{Prieto2007COORDINATIONPB,
  title={COORDINATION PATTERNS BETWEEN PITCH MOVEMENTS AND ORAL GESTURES IN CATALAN},
  author={Pilar Prieto and Doris M{\"u}cke and Johannes Becker and Martine Grice},
  year={2007}
}
In this paper, we investigate the coordination relations between F0 turning points in bitonal pitch accents and landmarks of dynamically defined articulatory gestures in Catalan, using kinematic and acoustic data on three pitch accent types. Electromagnetic articulography data (EMMA) reveals that the end of pitch movements for two rising and one falling accent are tightly synchronized with the peak velocity of the oral closing gestures (such as tongue tip raising) during the production of… 

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