No sound class requires so much basic knowledge of phonology, acoustics, aerodynamics, and speech production as obstruents (turbulent sounds) do. This book is intended to bridge a gap by introducing the reader to the world of obstruents from a multidisciplinary perspective. It starts with a review of typological processes, continues with various contributions to the phonetics-phonology interface, explains the realization of specific turbulent sounds in endangered languages, and finishes with surveys of obstruents from a sociophonetic, physical and pathological perspective.
About the Author
Susanne Fuchs andMarzena Zygis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany; Martine Toda, Telecom-ParisTech, France.