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On the allophonic behaviour of German /x/ vs /k/ - an EPG investigation

Ambrazaitis, Gilbert LU and John, Tina (2004) In Arbeitsberichte des Instituts für Phonetik und digitale Sprachverarbeitung der Universität Kiel (AIPUK) 36.
Abstract
Facts about the phonotactics and the allophonic behaviour of German /x/ vs /k/ are summarized and discussed concerning the question of categorical vs gradual assimilation. It is concluded that the different allophonic variation of /x/ vs /k/ can more appropriately be described in terms of a difference in articulatory control rather than in assimilation. This difference is associated with a stronger allophonic separation for /x/ than for /k/: /x/ (in contrast to /k/) has allophonic categories which can be described as different speech sounds as perceived by native speakers. It is hypothesized that these allophonic categories are manifested in production through a larger articulatory distance between the most anterior and the most posterior... (More)
Facts about the phonotactics and the allophonic behaviour of German /x/ vs /k/ are summarized and discussed concerning the question of categorical vs gradual assimilation. It is concluded that the different allophonic variation of /x/ vs /k/ can more appropriately be described in terms of a difference in articulatory control rather than in assimilation. This difference is associated with a stronger allophonic separation for /x/ than for /k/: /x/ (in contrast to /k/) has allophonic categories which can be described as different speech sounds as perceived by native speakers. It is hypothesized that these allophonic categories are manifested in production through a larger articulatory distance between the most anterior and the most posterior allophone for /x/ than for /k/. The hypothesis is tested successfully by an analysis of /x/ vs /k/ in four subjects using EPG. (Less)
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assimilation, gradual, allophone, articulatory control, EPG, categorical
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Arbeitsberichte des Instituts für Phonetik und digitale Sprachverarbeitung der Universität Kiel (AIPUK)
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14 pages
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Institut für Phonetik und digitale Sprachverarbeitung, Universität Kiel
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  author       = {Ambrazaitis, Gilbert and John, Tina},
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  keyword      = {assimilation,gradual,allophone,articulatory control,EPG,categorical},
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  note         = {Working Paper},
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  title        = {On the allophonic behaviour of German /x/ vs /k/ - an EPG investigation},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2004},
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