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Title: Coarticulatory dynamics in Greek disyllables produced by young adults with and without hearing loss
Authors: Sfakianaki, Anna
Nicolaidis, Katerina
Okalidou, Areti
Vlahavas, George
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences
FRASCATI::Medical and Health sciences
Keywords: Greek
Hearing impairment
Subjects MESH: Adult
Speech Perception
Young Adult
Hearing Loss
Speech Acoustics
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Clinical linguistics & phonetics
Volume: 32
Issue: 12
First Page: 1162
Last Page: 1184
Abstract: Hearing loss affects both speech perception and production with detrimental effects on various speech characteristics including coarticulatory dynamics. The aim of the present study is to explore consonant-to-vowel (C-to-V) and vowel-to-vowel (V-to-V) coarticulation in magnitude, direction and temporal extent in the speech of young adult male and female speakers of Greek with normal hearing (NH) and hearing impairment (HI). Nine intelligible speakers with profound HI, using conventional hearing aids, and five speakers with NH produced /pV1CV2/ disyllables, with the point vowels /i, a, u/ and the consonants /p, t, s/, stressed either on the first or the second syllable. Formant frequencies F1 and F2 were measured in order to examine C-to-V effects at vowel midpoint and V-to-V effects at vowel onset, midpoint and offset. The acoustic and statistical analyses revealed similarities but also significant differences regarding coarticulatory patterns of the two groups. Interestingly, prevalence of anticipatory coarticulation effects in alveolar contexts was observed for speakers with HI. Findings are interpreted on account of possible differences in articulation strategies between the two groups and with reference to current coarticulatory models.
ISSN: 0269-9206
Electronic ISSN: 1464-5076
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/02699206.2018.1510987
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