Tongue Retraction in Arabic: An Ultrasound Study

Show simple item record Al-Tairi, Hamed en Brown, Jason en Watson, Catherine en Gick, B en
dc.coverage.spatial Los Angeles en 2017-08-03T22:42:48Z en 2017-05-01 en
dc.identifier.citation 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology, Los Angeles, 21 Oct 2016 - 23 Oct 2016. Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology. 12 pages. 01 May 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 2377-3324 en
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dc.description.abstract A common analysis for Arabic emphatics and pharyngeals posits that their commonalities are due to the shared feature [RTR]. This, however, does not account for some phonological processes, and does not reflect their phonetic representation. This study provides ultrasound evidence that emphatics and pharyngeals do not exhibit a similar retraction of the tongue. Results indicate that while tongue retraction for the emphatics is characterized with simultaneous tongue dorsum and root retraction, the pharyngeals lower the tongue dorsum. Unlike the pharyngeals, the tongue root retraction of the emphatics and uvulars is always posterior to the tongue root position of the inter-speech posture. Such a consistent and significant displacement confirms that [RTR] is an active feature for the emphatics and uvulars. This is also evident from the retraction of following low vowels triggered by the emphatics and uvulars. These phonetic findings suggest that the pharyngeals and emphatics have different phonological representations. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology en
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dc.title Tongue Retraction in Arabic: An Ultrasound Study en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3765/amp.v4i0.3995 en
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pubs.finish-date 2016-10-23 en
pubs.start-date 2016-10-21 en
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pubs.elements-id 626993 en Arts en Cultures, Languages & Linguist en App Lang Studies & Linguistics en Engineering en Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-05-24 en

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