Coarticulation: Theory, Data and Techniques

Coarticulation: Theory, Data and Techniques

by William J. Hardcastle, Nigel Hewlett
     
 

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 eighteen… See more details below

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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 eighteen different languages. This book is a major new 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521029858
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Speech Science and Communication Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. ITheories and models
1The origin of coarticulation7
2Coarticulation models in recent speech production theories31
Pt. IIResearch results: components of the motor system for speech
3Velopharyngeal coarticulation69
4Lingual coarticulation80
5Laryngeal coarticulation105
Coarticulatory investigations of the devoicing gesture107
Voice source variation in the vowel as a function of consonantal context122
6Labial coarticulation144
7Lip and jaw coarticulation164
Pt. IIIWider perspectives
8Cross-language studies: relating language-particular coarticulation patterns to other language-particular facts179
9Implications for phonological theory199
Pt. IVInstrumental techniques
10Palatography229
11Imaging techniques246
12Electromagnetic articulography260
13Electromyography270
14Transducers for investigating velopharyngeal function284
15Techniques for investigating laryngeal articulation294
Investigation of the devoicing gesture294
Techniques for analysing the voice source300
16Acoustic analysis322
References337
Index383

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