Investigating dialectal differences using articulography

Wieling, M., Tomaschek, F., Arnold, D. & Tiede, M., 2015, Proceedings of ICPhS 2015. Glasgow: International Phonetic Association, 5 p. 0231

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The present study introduces articulography, the measurement of the position of tongue and lips during speech, as a promising method to the study of dialect variation. By using generalized additive modeling to analyze articulatory trajectories, we are able to reliably detect aggregate group differences, while simultaneously taking into account the individual variation across dozens of speakers. Our results on the basis of Dutch dialect data show clear differences between the southern and the northern dialect with respect to tongue position, with a more frontal tongue position in the dialect from Ubbergen (in the southern half of the Netherlands) than in the dialect of Ter Apel (in the northern half of the Netherlands). Thus articulography appears to be a suitable tool to investigate structural differences in pronunciation at the dialect level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICPhS 2015
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherInternational Phonetic Association
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
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