Inter- and Intra-Subject Variability: A Palatometric Study Inter- and Intra-Subject Variability: A Palatometric Study
Different aspects of articulation (i.e., place, manner, voicing, coarticulation) were considered. Significant findings for variability were found for place of articulation in the /i/ vowel context and for manner of articulation in the /?/ vowel context. Also in the /a/ vowel context, significant findings were found between the commonly misarticulated /l/, /r/, and /s/. Consonants coarticulated with /a/ were found to be significantly less variable than consonants coarticulated with /u/. Also, speakers who were more variable in one vowel context, tended to be more variable in other vowel contexts. These quantitative findings, as well as qualitative observations, are discussed from theoretical and clinical perspectives. Directions for future research are outlined.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:electropalatometry articulation palatometer speaker variability
Date of Publication:09/04/2007