Effect of vowel environment on fricative consonant duration in speech produced during simultaneous communication

Robert L. Whitehead, Brenda H. Whitehead, Nicholas Schiavetti, Dale Evan Metz, Kimberly A Farinella

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Abstract

This study investigated the effect of vowel environment on fricative consonant duration in contextual speech produced during simultaneous communication (SC). Previous studies (Schwartz, 1969) of vowel influences on consonant duration supported the notion of anticipatory scanning, in which final vowel targets influence the duration of preceding fricative consonants. Ten normal-hearing, experienced sign language users recorded palatal and alveolar fricatives produced in four vowel environments in contextual sentences under SC and speech-only (SO) conditions. Results indicated longer sentence durations for SC than for SO, and significant effects of vowel context on fricative consonant duration in contextual speech in both SC and SO conditions that revealed similar anticipatory scanning effects as seen in previous studies. These data confirm previous research indicating that the temporal alterations produced by simultaneous communication do not involve violations of the temporal rules of English speech. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-434
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Communication Disorders
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anticipatory scanning
  • Fricatives
  • Simultaneous communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language

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Effect of vowel environment on fricative consonant duration in speech produced during simultaneous communication. / Whitehead, Robert L.; Whitehead, Brenda H.; Schiavetti, Nicholas; Metz, Dale Evan; Farinella, Kimberly A.

In: Journal of Communication Disorders, Vol. 32, No. 6, 11.1999, p. 423-434.

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Whitehead, Robert L. ; Whitehead, Brenda H. ; Schiavetti, Nicholas ; Metz, Dale Evan ; Farinella, Kimberly A. / Effect of vowel environment on fricative consonant duration in speech produced during simultaneous communication. In: Journal of Communication Disorders. 1999 ; Vol. 32, No. 6. pp. 423-434.
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