A comparative ultrasound study of coronal consonants in Arrernte and Kannada: Manner contrasts

Marija Tabain, Alexei Kochetov, Richard Beare, N. Sreedevi

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We present ultrasound data from four speakers of the Australian language Arrernte, and ten speakers of the Dravidian language Kannada. Our focus is on the coronal consonants of these languages, and in particular on the manner contrasts (stop, nasal and lateral) for the various places of articulation. The places of articulation are dental, alveolar, retroflex and palatal for Arrernte; and dental/alveolar and retroflex for Kannada. We show that the tongue back is consistently more back for the lateral manner of articulation,and almost always more forward for the nasal manner. We discuss the possible reasons for these results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology
Editors Christopher Carignan, Michael D. Tyler
PublisherThe Australian Speech Science & Technology Association Incorporated
Pages25 - 28
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian Speech Science and Technology 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016
Conference number: 16th


ConferenceAustralasian Speech Science and Technology 2016
Abbreviated titleSST 2016
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