5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Coarticulation and Articulatory Compensations Studied by Dynamic MRI

Didier Demolin (1), M. George (2), V. Lecuit (2), T. Metens (3), A. Soquet (2), H. Raeymaekers (4)

(1) Department of Linguistics; (2) Laboratory of Experimental Phonetics; (3) Magnetic Resonance Unit, H˘pital Erasme, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
(4) Philips Medical Systems, Brussels, Belgium

This paper presents an ultra fast implementation of Turbo Spin Echo (TSE) to achieve continuous monitoring of the vocal tract with an actual time resolution of 4 images per second. We present preliminary results of two experiments involving coarticulation and articulatory compensations. articulations involved in speech production i.e. lips, tongue, larynx, lower jaw and velum.

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Bibliographic reference.  Demolin, Didier / George, M. / Lecuit, V. / Metens, T. / Soquet, A. / Raeymaekers, H. (1997): "Coarticulation and articulatory compensations studied by dynamic MRI", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 43-46.