Hyoid Positions During Repeated Syllables Hyoid positions for the repeated vowels [i], [a], and [u] in combination with the [p] consonant were measured for seven subjects, using tracings from cinefluorographic films. Vowels were sampled three times, with each sample consisting of five continuous repetitions. Measures revealed a significant difference between vowels and no significant difference ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1971
Hyoid Positions During Repeated Syllables
 
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  • K. M. N. Menon
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • William M. Shearer
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1971
Hyoid Positions During Repeated Syllables
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1971, Vol. 14, 858-864. doi:10.1044/jshr.1404.858
History: Received March 16, 1970
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1971, Vol. 14, 858-864. doi:10.1044/jshr.1404.858
History: Received March 16, 1970

Hyoid positions for the repeated vowels [i], [a], and [u] in combination with the [p] consonant were measured for seven subjects, using tracings from cinefluorographic films. Vowels were sampled three times, with each sample consisting of five continuous repetitions. Measures revealed a significant difference between vowels and no significant difference between samples of the same vowel. Syllable repetitions within a given sample were for the most part identical. Separate vowel positions for the hyoid bone tended to be more readily identified by horizontal movement than by vertical movement. Horizontal measures of the hyoid revealed the [i] to hold the most anterior position, followed in order by the [u] and the [a]. For vertical measures the [i] held the lowest position, with the [u] and [a] being successively higher.

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