chapter  18
The Realization of English Liquids in Impaired Speech: A Perceptual and Instrumental Study
WithBarry Heselwood, Sara Howard
Pages 18

This chapter discusses five speakers with unusual realizations of the English liquid consonants, /l/ and /r/, who form part of a larger group currently being studied. Perceptual and instrumental evidence is presented to illustrate the different articulatory strategies adopted by these speakers. They maintain phonological contrasts by using realizations which are atypical, but which relate to adult normal realizations in consistent and perceptually-driven ways.