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Jezično-nepčani dodir kod palatala /j/, /ʎ/ i /ɲ/


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Galić, Mihaela. (2013). Jezično-nepčani dodir kod palatala /j/, /ʎ/ i /ɲ/. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Liker, Marko].

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The description of articulatory features for investigated consonants in Croatian language has not been consistent in literature. The international literature has not been clear about articulatory correlations for palatal and palatalized features. In this paper we have tried to eliminate terminology perturbations. The main goal was to identify place of articulation for consonants /j/, /ʎ/ i /ɲ/. Six native speakers of Croatian participate in this research. The method for this purpose was Electropalatography, a laboratory technique developed for measuring dinamic of linguopalatal activity during speech. In comparasion with other methods, Electropalatography offers data for phisiological articulatory features across temporary dimension in a real time. The main part of Electopalatography is artificial palate, made for each speaker. There are thiny electrodes embedded on palate and arranged in row which corresponds with main articulatory regions. Data about contact between palate and tounge has been sent and recorded on the computer. Alveolar and Palatal Contact (for alveolar and palatal region), Total Contact and Centre of Gravity have been measured in this research. The results indicated alveolar place of ariculation for consonants /ʎ/ i /ɲ/as a primary place of articulation, not palatal as it was described in literature. Moreover, it has been noticed that there is different manner of articulation: some speakers produced these consonants with primary place of articulation on alveolar ridge; for the other group of speakers two places of articulation have been defined - primary alveolar (with the tounge blade as a primary articulator) and secondary palatal (with the tongue dorsum as a secondary articulator). According to the latter, term of palatalization to describe a secondary place of articulation has been used. Considering unaccurate description of palatal and palatalized features in foreign literature, this research is crosslinguistic significant too.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: electropalatography, Palatal consonants, palatal, palatalized, alveolopalatal, primary place of articulation, secondary place of articulation
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Liker, Marko
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2014 18:07
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:23

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