EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


Mechanical Versus Perceptual Constraints as Determinants of Articulatory Strategy

Ahmed M. Elgendy, Louis C. W. Pols

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This paper summarizes the results of a series of experiments conducted to investigate various aspects of normal pharyngeal articulation and the nature of pharyngeal coarticualtion. Video fiberscopic imaging, electromagnetography and acoustic analysis techniques were used to obtain empirical and quantitative data on the use of the pharynx in speech production. The overall results suggest that mechanical constraints determine to a great extent the articulatory strategy used by the speaker to achieve the perceptual/acoustic contrast essential for the process of speech encoding.

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Bibliographic reference.  Elgendy, Ahmed M. / Pols, Louis C. W. (2001): "Mechanical versus perceptual constraints as determinants of articulatory strategy", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 269-272.