5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

The Gestural Organization of Vowels and Consonants: A Cinefluorographic Study of Articulator Gestures in Greenlandic

Sidney A. J. Wood

Department of Linguistics, University of Lund, Sweden

This poster presents an analysis of speech articulator movements in Greenlandic speech to test the possible universality of results previously obtained from English, Arabic, Swedish and Bulgarian. Greenlandic is particularly interesting in this context because it is completely unrelated to Indo-European languages and because it offers articulations unfamiliar to speakers of European languages, such as uvular consonants and uvularization of vowels.

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Bibliographic reference.  Wood, Sidney A. J. (1997): "The gestural organization of vowels and consonants: a cinefluorographic study of articulator gestures in Greenlandic", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 387-388.