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Dialect specific patterns of gestural timing?: Evidence from lateral clusters

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Publication date13/05/2024
Number of pages4
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventISSP 2024 : 13th International Seminar on Speech Production - Autrans, France
Duration: 13/05/202417/05/2024
Conference number: 13th


SymposiumISSP 2024 : 13th International Seminar on Speech Production
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This study explores the relationship between articulatory variation and speech timing, focussing on patterns of onset cluster timing in articulatorily distinct productions of /l/. Motivated by findings of variable cross-linguistic patterns of lateral cluster timing, this study compares lateral onset clusters across two closely related dialects of British English which differ in lateral darkness. Durational measures are used to determine the stable intervals and temporal movements across singleton and cluster pairs. Unexpectedly, the study finds no effects of lateral darkness on lateral onset cluster timing. Possible explanations for these results are explored.