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Title: Articulatory Phonology
Author(s): Nancy Hall
Journal Title: Language and Linguistics Compass
Volume: 4
Issue: 9
Page Range: 818–830
Publication Date: Sep-2010
Abstract: Articulatory phonology (AP) is a theory in which abstract articulatory gestures serve as both the control units for speech movements, and as units of contrast for distinguishing lexical items. This controversial theory brings articulation to the forefront, as it tries to explain many phonological phenomena as a result of overlap and competition between articulatory gestures.

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