Project TP5 ART – The articulation of morphologically complex words

Basic data

Acronym:
TP5 ART
Title:
The articulation of morphologically complex words
Duration:
01/10/2015 to 30/09/2018
Abstract / short description:
Using articulography, this project will look at the articulation of different kinds of complex words and phenomena in German: co-articulation in compounds, the articulation of interfixes, the articulation of stem vowels in words of different morphological make-up. The general aim is to document the articulatory kinematics of selected morphologically complex words and to use the observed articulation patterns to clarify how morphological structure and morphological relatedness co-determine articulation. One of the more specific questions to be addressed is how acoustic reduction relates to articulatory gestures. In particular it will test for morphologically complex words two competing hypotheses: The smooth signal hypothesis (e.g. Aylett and Turk 2006), predicts that high frequency words are simply shorter versions of low frequency words. The learning hypothesis (e.g. Ramscar et al. 2014), by contrast, predicts that higher frequency words will reveal greater mastery, with more expert articulatory gestures.
Keywords:
learning
Lernen
articulography
morphology
Morphologie
coarticulation
reduction

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of Linguistics (SfS)
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities

Local organizational units

Institute of Linguistics (SfS)
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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