What is it about?

Existing evidence indicates that talkers attempt to increase the visibility of their lip and jaw movements in adverse speaking conditions (such as a noisy environment or silent speech). This study examines whether talkers also attempt to increase visibility of the tongue in similar conditions.

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Why is it important?

Our findings provide evidence that talkers may be aware at some level of the tongue's contribution to visual speech intelligibility. Previously, the tongue has often been treated as a non-visible articulator.

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This page is a summary of: The Role of Visibility in Silent Speech Tongue Movements: A Kinematic Study of Consonants, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, June 2021, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2021_jslhr-20-00266.
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