An Electromyographic Study of the Tongue During Vowel Production Surface electromyograms were recorded from 13 locations on the tongue of one subject during production of 17 different types of [p]-vowel-[p] monosyllables. Results were considered together with X-ray data on tongue action, and anatomical information on tongue musculature, in an attempt to describe the action of tongue muscles during vowel ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1964
An Electromyographic Study of the Tongue During Vowel Production
 
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  • Peter F. Mac Neilage
    Haskins Laboratories, New York, New York
  • George N. Sholes
    Haskins Laboratories, New York, New York
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1964
An Electromyographic Study of the Tongue During Vowel Production
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1964, Vol. 7, 209-232. doi:10.1044/jshr.0703.209
History: Received May 13, 1964
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1964, Vol. 7, 209-232. doi:10.1044/jshr.0703.209
History: Received May 13, 1964

Surface electromyograms were recorded from 13 locations on the tongue of one subject during production of 17 different types of [p]-vowel-[p] monosyllables. Results were considered together with X-ray data on tongue action, and anatomical information on tongue musculature, in an attempt to describe the action of tongue muscles during vowel production. It proved possible in most cases to assign muscles, with some certainty, to the major features of myographic activity, and to indicate what function the muscle was serving. The results have particular relevance to theories of sequential speech production, and indirectly, theories of speech perception, as they provide a basis for description of how coarticulation of vowels with consonants involving the tongue takes place.

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