Where Have All the Consonants Gone? 'Missing' Consonants in the Speech of Hebrew-speaking Atypical Populations

@inproceedings{Tobin2011WhereHA,
  title={Where Have All the Consonants Gone? 'Missing' Consonants in the Speech of Hebrew-speaking Atypical Populations},
  author={Yishai Tobin and Orly Halpern and Limor Adi-Bensaid and Gila Tubul-Lavy},
  booktitle={ICPhS},
  year={2011}
}
This paper examines the phenomenon of 'missing' or ‘unintentional silently articulated’ consonants in Israeli Hebrew (IH)-speaking atypical adult and child populations. 'Missing' consonants first appeared in the phonological process of 'Non– Vocalization' (N-V) in eight profoundly ('speech readers') and severely ('hearers') hearing-impaired adults (4 male/4 female-17-45 years old). In N-V the hearing-impaired articulate the consonant phoneme but without phonation: i.e. looking as if it is… CONTINUE READING