Using magnetic resonance to image the pharynx during Arabic speech: Static and dynamic aspects

Conference Paper

Magnetic resonance imaging has been applied only recently to the study of Arabic speech production. Arabic has a relatively large number of sounds produced with constrictions in the pharynx, a part of the vocal anatomy well-suited to investigation using MRI. We show that static 3D MRI techniques can be useful in distinguishing the pharyngeal sounds of Arabic and that average pixel intensity in MR images can be used to track pharyngeal articulations as a function of time.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shosted, RK; Sutton, BP; Benmamoun, A

Published Date

  • December 1, 2012

Published In

  • 13th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2012, INTERSPEECH 2012

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 2179 - 2182

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781622767595

Citation Source

  • Scopus