Predicting Midsagittal Pharynx Shape From Tongue Position During Vowel Production

Whalen, D. H.
June 1999
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Jun1999, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p592
Academic Journal
Presents information on a study which examined the efficacy of inferring midsagittal pharynx shape from the position of the tongue during vowel production. Methodology; Results; Discussion.


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