ERA

Download the full-sized PDF of Vowel articulation affected by word frequencyDownload the full-sized PDF

Analytics

Share

Permanent link (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7939/R39C6S73T

Download

Export to: EndNote  |  Zotero  |  Mendeley

Communities

This file is in the following communities:

Linguistics, Department of

Collections

This file is in the following collections:

Research Publications (Linguistics)

Vowel articulation affected by word frequency Open Access

Descriptions

Author or creator
Tomaschek, Fabian
Additional contributors
Wieling, Martijn
Tucker, Benjamin V.
Baayen, R. Harald
Subject/Keyword
vowels
word frequency
learning
articulography
Type of item
Journal Article (Published)
Language
English
Place
Time
Description
A frequently replicated finding is that the frequency of words affects their phonetic shape. In English, high frequency words have been shown to contain more centralized vowels than low frequency words. By contrast, a recent study on vowel articulation in German has shown a contrary finding. At the gestural level, tongue movements in HF words showed more extensive vowel targets and less coarticulation with consonants. This paper further evaluates the later finding by taking into account a large set of verbs covering the continuum between high and low frequency. In addition to frequency the effects of two factors were analyzed: inflection (sagt vs. sagen) and speech rate (normal vs. fast). Our results imply that language experience increases the proficiency with which words are articulated: speakers are able to plan and target tongue movements earlier.
Date created

DOI
doi:10.7939/R39C6S73T
License information
Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported
Rights

Citation for previous publication

Source
Link to related item

File Details

Date Uploaded
Date Modified
2014-10-10T17:50:35.203+00:00
Audit Status
Audits have not yet been run on this file.
Characterization
File format: pdf (PDF/X)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 374308
Last modified: 2015:10:12 20:43:44-06:00
Filename: Tomaschek_2014.pdf
Original checksum: 6df81e27702272da93a8dfdceea34998
Activity of users you follow
User Activity Date