Phonetics Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception

ISBN-10: 0631232265
ISBN-13: 9780631232261
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562

Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics, Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal guide to the complete study of speech and sound. Provides an in-depth introduction to the basic concepts of phonetics Written in a clear and concise style by two of the field7;s leading scholars Enhanced by a companion website that provides exercises for each chapter as well as an array of sound files (http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/phonetics)

Preface
About this book
Phonetics in a nutshell
The structure of this book
Terminology
Demonstrations and exercises
Articulatory Phonetics
Phonation at the larynx
Basic articulatory terms
The articulation of consonants
The articulation of vowels
Phonetic Transcription
Consonants
Vowels
Diacritics and other symbols
Transcription of General American English
Place and Manner of Articulation of Consonants and Vowels
Consonants
Additional manners of articulation
Vowels
Secondary articulations
Physiology of the Vocal Apparatus
The subglottal system: lungs, bronchi, and trachea
Structure and function of the larynx
Vocal tract
Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Types
Airstream mechanisms
Phonation types
Voicing, voicelessness, and aspiration in plosives
Common and rare sounds
Basic Acoustics
Sound waves
Measuring sound waves
Acoustic dimensions and their units of measurement
Analysis Methods for Speech Sounds
Digitizing acoustic signals
Types of acoustic signals
Analyzing acoustic signals
The Source-filter Theory of Speech Production
Resonance
Damping
Filters
Source and filter of the vocal apparatus
Formants
Acoustic Characteristics of Speech Sounds
Vowels
Consonants
Summary
Variability and invariance
Syllables and Suprasegmentals
Syllables
Stress
Length
Tone and Intonation
Physiology and Psychophysics of Hearing
The external ear
The middle ear
The inner ear
The structure of the basilar membrane
Sound localization
Auditory frequency scales
Auditory loudness scales
Auditory time scales
Speech Perception
Vowels
Consonants
Contributions of the Motor Theory of Speech Perception
The role of linguistic experience in speech perception
Summary
Mass, force, and pressure
Energy, power, and intensity
The decibel (dB)
Physical terminology
Mathematical notations
Formant values
Fundamental frequency values
Glossary
References
Index

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