5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Factors of Variation in the Production of the German Dorsal Fricative

Bernd Pompino-Marschall, Christine Mooshammer

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin, Germany

The articulatory variability of the Standard German (voiceless) dorsal fricative /x/ - surfacing as [c ], [x] or [? ] depending on the position within the syllable and the vowel context (cf. [2, 3]) - is analysed by using electropalatographic and electromagnetic articulographic as well as averaged spectral data. The results are compared to those for the coronal fricatives and the velar plosive in German.

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Bibliographic reference.  Pompino-Marschall, Bernd / Mooshammer, Christine (1997): "Factors of variation in the production of the German dorsal fricative", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 375-378.