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The use of ultrasound for linguistic phonetic fieldwork

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 March 2003

Bryan Gick
Department of Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Speech Research Laboratory (ISRL), University of British Columbia, Vancouver & Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT


An increasingly wide variety of imaging and tracking technologies have been applied to measuring speech articulation in recent years. However, virtually all of these techniques have been restricted to laboratory or clinical settings. Portable ultrasound technology offers a way to conduct easy, non-invasive dynamic imaging of the whole tongue for less commonly studied languages, both in the field and in the laboratory.

Research Article
Journal of the International Phonetic Association 2002

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