For researchers

Access our data

Our data is available for download from the Dash-Merritt system. See links below.

Each dataset contains: ultrasound files, audio files with Textgrids (created in Praat), text tables for tongue surface shapes (prior to averaging), and SSANOVA plots of tongue tracings. R and Python code used to generate the tongue tracings will also be available soon.

Phase 1 datasets

Phase 1, Connacht dialect [description] [permanent link]
Phase 1, Ulster dialect. [coming soon]
Phase 1, Munster dialect. [coming soon]

Phase 2 datasets

[coming soon]

Papers and presentations

Bennett, Ryan, Grant McGuire, Máire Ní Chiosáin & Jaye Padgett (2014). An ultrasound study of Connemara Irish palatalization and velarization. Ms., UC Santa Cruz, University College Dublin, and Yale University.

Bennett, R, McGuire, G, Ní Chiosáin, M. Padgett, J. (2013). Quantitative measures for the degree of palatalization/velarization: Irish ultrasound data. [Oral Presentation], Ultrafest VI, University of Edinburgh, Nov. 6-8.

Ní Chiosáin, Máire & Jaye Padgett (2012). An acoustic and perceptual study of Connemara Irish palatalization. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 42.2, 171-191.

Bennett, R., McGuire, G., Ní Chiosáin, M. & Padgett, J (2012). Irish palatalization in two dialects: further results of an ultrasound study. [International Refereed Conference], 7th Celtic Linguistics Conference – CLC7, Rennes, France, June 22-23.

Bennett, R., McGuire, G., Ní Chiosáin, M. & Padgett, J (2012). An ultrasound investigation of palatalisation and velarisation in Conamara Irish. [Oral Presentation], Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge XIV, University College Cork, April 20-21.

Bennett, R., McGuire, G., Ní Chiosáin, M. & Padgett, J. (2012). Invariance in Irish palatalization and velarization: an ultrasound study. [Oral Presentation], CUNY Conference on the Segment, CUNY, Jan. 11-13.