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Linguistics Seminar Series -- Professor Ryan Shosted: "Seeing is believing: Imaging and the future of experimental phonetics"

SpeakerProfessor Ryan Shosted
Date Oct 18, 2012
Time 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
Location Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
Cost Free and open to the public.
Sponsor Department of Linguistics
Contact Lori Moon
Event type Lecture
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Abstract -- Recent innovations in real-time structural magnetic resonance imaging allow us to examine the shape of the changing vocal tract---with a number of important caveats. In this talk, I will discuss current research on several speech production phenomena (including ejectivity and pharyngealization) in a variety of languages (including Arabic and Tigrinya). I will try to assess the kinds of phonetic questions we can (and still can't) answer using structural magnetic resonance imaging of the vocal tract.

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