A comparison of intra- and inter-syllabic coordination in repetitive speech of Taiwanese and english

M. Gao, C. Mooshammer, C. Hagedorn, Hosung Nam, M. Tiede, L. Goldstein

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Abstract

This study aims to compare English closed syllables and Taiwanese checkedi syllables regarding both 1) intra-syllabic coordination: The timing relations between onset and coda consonants within the syllable, and 2) intersyllabic coordination: The temporal overlap between hetero-syllabic coda and following onset consonant. Tongue, lip and jaw movements of four speakers of Taiwanese and six speakers of American English were recorded by means of EMMA in a repetition task. Analyses of articulatory data suggest that Taiwanese checked syllables differ from English closed syllable in that: 1) Taiwanese displays much greater consonant-vowel co-articulation within a syllable than English; and 2) greater overlap is observed between heterosyllabic consonants in Taiwanese. These different patterns will be discussed with respect to the gestural composition of coda consonant in Taiwanese and English, as well as the language specific regularities of gestural coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages289-296
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2011 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2011 Jun 202011 Jun 23

Conference

Conference2011 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2011
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period11/6/2011/6/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Gao, M., Mooshammer, C., Hagedorn, C., Nam, H., Tiede, M., & Goldstein, L. (2011). A comparison of intra- and inter-syllabic coordination in repetitive speech of Taiwanese and english. 289-296. Paper presented at 2011 9th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2011, Montreal, Canada.