AUC PHILOLOGICA
AUC PHILOLOGICA

AUC Philologica (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Philologica) is an academic journal published by Charles University. It publishes scholarly articles in a large number of disciplines (English, German, Greek and Latin, Oriental, Romance and Slavonic studies, as well as in phonetics and translation studies), both on linguistic and on literary and cultural topics. Apart from articles it publishes reviews of new academic books or special issues of academic journals.

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AUC PHILOLOGICA, Vol 2019 No 2 (2019), 159–167

The electropalatographic study of the coarticulatory effect of vowels on coronal stops in Persian

[The electropalatographic study of the coarticulatory effect of vowels on coronal stops in Persian]

Maral Asiaee, Mandana Nourbakhsh, Saeed Rahandaz

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/24646830.2019.24
published online: 18. 10. 2019

abstract

Using electropalatographic (EPG) data, we study the coarticulatory effect of intervocalic contexts on the Persian coronal stops [t] and [d]. The EPG patterns demonstrate that [d] is produced in a more anterior place than [t], proving the former to be a dentialveolar consonant and the latter to be an alveolar one. The coarticulation index (CI) is calculated for each consonant flanked by the same vowels. The results obtained show that there is no significant difference between [t] and [d], in terms of coarticulation; however, based on the data we have, we can say that [t] is more resistant to coarticulatory effect than [d]. This result is in agreement with previous investigations which propose that laminals show stronger coarticulation resistance than apicals.

keywords: coarticulatory effect; coarticulation index; electropalatography; coronal stops; Persian

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