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Coarticulation : Theory, Data and Techniques - William J. Hardcastle


Theory, Data and Techniques

By: William J. Hardcastle (Editor), Nigel Hewlett (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th February 2000
ISBN: 9780521440271
Number Of Pages: 404

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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 contains 18 contributions on coarticulation by major 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.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Theories and Models
The origin of coarticulation
Coarticulation models in recent speech production theories
Research Results: Components of the Motor System for Speech
Velopharyngeal coarticulation
Lingual coarticulation
Laryngeal coarticulation
Labial coarticulation
Lip and jaw coarticulation Janet Fletcher and Jonathan Harrington
Wider Perspectives
Cross-language studies: relating language-particular coarticulation patterns to other language-particular facts
Implications for phonological theory
Instrumental Techniques
Imaging techniques Maureen Stone
Electromagnetic articulography
Transducers for investigating velopharyngeal function
Techniques for investigating laryngeal articulation
Acoustic analysis
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ISBN: 9780521440271
ISBN-10: 0521440270
Series: Cambridge Studies in Speech Science and Communication
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 13th February 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.76