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4 Places Of Articulation Notes

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Places of Articulation

1 Learning Objective(s)
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to l describe the places of articulation for all the consonants of Received Pronunciation.

2 Place of Articulation l

It is the point of contact where an obstruction occurs in the vocal tract.

3 Classification
Speech Sound


Articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract

Articulated with an open or narrowing vocal tract 4 Passive Articulator l

It remains static during the articulation of a sound.

5 Passive Articulators l l l l l l l l l

Upper lip (labial)
Upper teeth (dental)
Alveolar ridge (alveolar)
Back of alveolar ridge (post-alveolar)
Hard palate (palatal)
Soft palate (velum)
Uvula (uvular)
Pharynx (pharyngeal)
Epiglottis (epiglottal)

6 Vocal Tract

Roach (1998) Modified


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