Metrical structure and jaw displacement: An exploration

Donna Erickson, Shigeto Kawahara, J. C. Williams, Jeff Moore, Atsuo Suemitsu, Yoshiho Shibuya

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Building on Erickson et al. [9], the current electromagneticarticulography (EMA) experiment proposes that the amount of jaw displacement-or mandible movement-may reflect the metrical organization of English sentences. The experiment also supports F1 as a reliable acoustic correlate of jaw displacement, hence metrical organization. On the other hand, the study also demonstrates that F0 does not have a similar relationship to mandible movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Speech Prosody
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event7th International Conference on Speech Prosody, SP 2014 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2014 May 202014 May 23


  • EMA
  • F0
  • F1
  • Jaw movement
  • Metrical organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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