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The variation that a speech sound undergoes under the influence of neighbouring sounds has acquired the well-established label coarticulation. The phenomenon of coarticulation has become a central problem in the theory of speech production. Much experimental work has been directed towards discovering its characteristics, its extent and its occurrence across different languages. This book is a major study of coarticulation by a team of international researchers. It provides a definitive account of the experimental findings to date, together with discussions of their implications for modelling the process of speech production. Different components of the speech production system (larynx, tongue, jaw, etc.) require different techniques for investigation and a whole section of this book is devoted to a description of the experimental techniques currently used. Other chapters offer a theoretically sophisticated discussion of the implications of coarticulation for the phonology-phonetics interface.Both of these procedures involve manual interactive editing of individual glottal pulses. ... stops and the fricatives, and C1 /b/ were analysed for one speaker of French (five repetitions), Italian (five repetitions) and Swedish (three repetitions), yielding an additional fifty-two utterances. ... a loss of energy in the higher harmonics in the speech output; FA is a measure of the frequency above which energy isanbsp;...

Author:William J. Hardcastle, Nigel Hewlett
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006-11-02


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