Articulation strategies for English liquids used by Japanese speakers

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Abstract

This study examines the tongue shapes used by Japanese speakers to produce the English liquids /ɹ/ and /l/. Four native Japanese speakers of varying levels of English acquisition and one North American English speaker were recorded both acoustically and with Electromagnetic Articulography. Seven distinct articulation strategies were identified. Results indicate that the least advanced speaker uses a single articulation strategy for both sounds. Intermediate speakers used a wide range of articulations, while the most advanced non-native speaker relied on a single strategy for each sound.

Journal

  • Acoustical Science and Technology

    Acoustical Science and Technology 39(2), 75-83, 2018

    ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006407763
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11501808
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1346-3969
  • NDL Article ID
    028863101
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-X48
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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