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Full Title: Instrumental Articulatory Phonetics and Dialectological Fieldwork: Strange Bedfellows?

      
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Start Date: 11-Aug-2014 - 15-Aug-2014
Contact: Etske Ooijevaar
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: Workshop Proposal for Methods in Dialectology XV:

Location: University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Traditionally, articulatory phonetics was limited to a laboratory setting. As of recently, however, the collection of articulatory data is also possible in the field, thanks to Ultrasound Tongue Imaging, which is non-invasive, portable, and inexpensive compared to most other instrumental articulatory techniques. Studies using ultrasound have already shown that this method provides new insights concerning sociolinguistic and dialectal variation. In addition, the combination of acoustic and articulatory measurements can show a more complete picture of a sound change in progress.

However, several challenges arise when using ultrasound, such as obtaining valid data, synchronizing articulatory and audio data, extracting comparable measures, and developing methods for quantitative analysis. All these have been the topic of active research related to the use of ultrasound in different linguistic subfields.
Linguistic Subfield: Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.5306

This is a session of the following meeting:
Methods in Dialectology XV

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