The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 1 / 2016 / 59-65

Innovative technologies in the study of articulatory-acoustic bases of indigenous ethnoses of Siberia: mri, digital radiography and laryngography

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The study of the sound systems of the minority languages of the peoples of Siberia and the adjacent regions is based on the supposition that the articulatory-acoustic database being an attribute of ethnicity is a potential historical and linguistic source in the reconstruction of ethno-genetic processes. Instrumental methods have been used by the Novosibirsk phoneticians in the study of sound systems since the late 1960s. Since 2009, researchers from the three institutes of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences both of a philological and medical profile have been conducting a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of articulatory-acoustic bases of indigenous Siberian populations, using magnetic-resonance imaging, digital radiography and laryngography. An electronic database including somatic material on 46 idioms (languages, dialects and sub-dialects) has been created. The results of the study made adjustments to the traditional view of scientists about the Genesis of the autochthonous minority ethnic groups and their languages.

Key words

laryngography, magnetic-resonance imaging, instrumental-phonetic methods, phonology, digital radiography, languages of Siberian peoples
About Authors (Correspondence):

Selyutina I. Y. – doctor of philological sciences, professor, chief researcher, e-mail:

Urtegeshen N.S. – candidate of philological sciences, researcher, e-mal:

Dobrinina A. A. – candidate of philological sciences, researcher, e-mail:

Ryzhikova T. R. – candidate of philological sciences, senior researcher, e-mal:

Shevela A. Yu. – doctor of medical sciences, professor, deputy director, e-mail:

Letyagin A. I. – doctor of medical sciences, professor, deputy director, e-mail:

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Received: 22/03/2016
Accepted: 02/01/1970