23.214, Qs: Articulatory qualities of vowels depending on coda

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Subject: 23.214, Qs: Articulatory qualities of vowels depending on coda

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Date: 07-Jan-2012
From: Theodore Stern [sterntheo at gmail.com]
Subject: Articulatory qualities of vowels depending on coda

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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:30:13
From: Theodore Stern [sterntheo at gmail.com]
Subject: Articulatory qualities of vowels depending on coda

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I am looking for information or references based on experimentation for 
the properties of vowels before different consonant sets.

I am interested particularly in an articulatory context, for example:
It is well known that a vowel will be inherently longer before a voiced 
segment than before a non-voiced segment.  I am interested in the 
articulatory reasons for this and other consequences of distribution.  
I know that the glottis must fully close before a nonvoiced stop.  For the 
anticipation of this closure, the anticipation of cessation of phonation, 
or both; I am interested on the effects on the end of the vowel - 
specifically tongue contour effects (ATR, because intuitively it would 
cause retraction) and tongue position in general.

I doubt that the complexity of this can be responded in an email, but 
any references to studies of contrastive effects of consonants on 
preceding vowels from an articulation (and perhaps, consequently, 
acoustic) perspective would be greatly appreciated.

GA and/or RP would be most helpful, but any language or dialect would 
suffice for a better understanding. 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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