Articulation is a general term that refers to the act of producing speech sounds in the vocal tract (i.e., the movement and sequencing of physical structures including the lips, tongue, teeth, jaw, etc.). Speech sounds are often classified based on either the place of articulation (i.e., the physical structures that are involved and where the point of contact occurs between structures) or the manner of articulation (i.e., the amount/type of restriction of airflow involved).
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