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Oral posture refers to a dialect or accent's "home base" in terms of articulatory settings - specifically the jaw, the lips, the tongue, the cheeks, and the velum (soft palate). 


  • Active, open jaw


  • tendency for lip corner retraction

  • The lips will round often for vowel sounds


  • The tongue is high and forward in the mouth. Pretend you are about to roll an R. That is the placement of your tongue. 

Oral posture in action: Italian

Oral Posture in Action: English

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