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On so-called 'lateral[s]': Some observations from palatography and spectrography

A. Traill
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 24, No 1 | a376 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v24i1.376 | © 1977 A. Traill | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 November 1977 | Published: 15 November 1977

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A. Traill, African Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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This paper supplements certain well-known articulatory aspects of sigmatisms (lisps) with observations derived from spectrography. The five cases studied show widely differing articulations with a relatively invariant acoustic output. A phonological perspective of the problem is argued to be of relevance to therapy.


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