Written for postgraduates and professionals working in linguistics and phonetics, Katrina Hayward's study provides an introduction to the methods and applications of experimental phonetics: the study of speech by means of instrumentation.
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The nature of sound
The acoustics of speech production
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acoustic dimensions acoustic signal air flow airstream alveolar amplitude analysis articulatory auditory band bandwidth Bark scale bilabial breathy burst cavity closure constriction interval contrast corresponding creaky cues curve decibels dimensions English example experimental phonetics formant frequencies formant transitions fricatives fundamental frequency glottal glottis graph harmonics impressionistic phonetics involved labial lack of invariance Ladefoged language larynx linguistic lips listeners lower male speaker mouth movements msec muscles nasal obstruent consonants obstruents onset output pattern peaks perceived pharyngealisation pharynx phonation types phoneticians phonological pitch place of articulation position possible produced pronounced recording relative representation represented scale Section shown in Figure shows sine wave sine wave components soft palate sonorant sound wave spectra spectrogram spectrum speech perception speech production speech sounds stimuli stop consonants syllables tion tongue tube velar vocal fold vibration vocal tract voiced voiceless vowel quality waveform words