ExLing 2010 - Third Workshop on Experimental Linguistics

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2010

Towards an Articulatory Characterization of European Portuguese /l/

Catarina Oliveira (1), António Teixeira (2), Paula Martins (1)

(1) Health School (ESSUA)/ IEETA; (2) DETI/ IEETA; University of Aveiro, Portugal

Based on EMA data, this study investigates timing and magnitude properties of lingual gestures involved in the production of European Portuguese /l/ in onset and coda positions. Syllable position effects were found: coordination pattern for syllable-initial /l/ is distinct from those observed for syllable-final /l/; the tongue dorsum is more retracted in the syllable-final /l/; /l/s in coda showed, for one of the speakers, a reduction in magnitude of the tongue tip gesture.

Index Terms. (European) Portuguese /l/, EMA, clear/dark allophony

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Bibliographic reference.  Oliveira, Catarina / Teixeira, António / Martins, Paula (2010): "Towards an articulatory characterization of european portuguese /l/", In ExLing-2010, 133-136.