Principles of Experimental Phonetics

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Chapter 5
The Acoustic
Characteristics of
American English
Ray D. Kent, James Dembowski, Norman J. Lass Chapter Outllne
The Acoustic Study of Speech Sounds
Acoustic Theory of Speech Production
Source-Filter Theory for Vowels
Resonating Tube Model for Vowels
Perturbation Theory
F1 Frequency
F2 Frequency
F3 Frequency
Source-Filter Theory for Obstruents
Source-Filter Characteristics of Fricatives
Source-Filter Characteristics of Stops and Affricates
Source-Filter Theory for Nasals
Source-Filter Theory for Glides and Liquids
Acoustic Characteristics of the Sounds of American English
Vowels
Front Vowels
Back Vowels
Central Vowels
Vowel Summary
Consonants
Stop Consonants
Nasal Consonants
Fricative Consonants
Affricate Consonants
Glide Consonants
Liquid Consonants
Summary of Place Cues for Consonants
Suprasegmental Features of Speech
Intonation
Stress
Quantity
Unresolved Issues
Summary
Key Terms
affricate 196
amplitude 187
antiformant 194
antinode 190
articulatory undershooting 215
bandwidth 188-189
Bark scale 200
burst 204
coupling 193
damping 203
diphthong 200
fast Fourier transform (FFT) 207
filter 187
formant 188
formant transition 197

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