Experimental Approaches To Phonology

Paperback | August 22, 2007

EditorMaria-Josep Sole, Patrice Speeter Beddor, Manjari Ohala

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This wide-ranging survey of experimental methods in phonetics and phonology shows the insights and results provided by different methods of investigation, including laboratory-based, statistical, psycholinguistic, computational-modeling, corpus, and field techniques. The five chapters in thefirst part of the book examine the recent history and interrelations of theory and method. The remaining 18 chapters are organized into parts devoted to four key current areas of research: phonological universals; phonetic variation and phonological change; maintaining, enhancing, and modelingphonological contrasts; and phonological knowledge. The book provides fresh insights into the findings and theoretical advances that emerge from experimental investigation of phonological structure and phonological knowledge, as well as critical perspectives on experimental methods in theperception, production, and modeling of speech.This book will be a valuable asset for all researchers into the sound structure of language, including scholars and advanced students of phonetics, phonology, speech science, psycholinguistics, and applied linguistics.

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This wide-ranging survey of experimental methods in phonetics and phonology shows the insights and results provided by different methods of investigation, including laboratory-based, statistical, psycholinguistic, computational-modeling, corpus, and field techniques. The five chapters in thefirst part of the book examine the recent his...

Maria-Josep Sole is Professor of English Phonetics and Linguistics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. She has published on speech production, the articulatory and perceptual basis of sound change, cross-linguistic phonological patterns, and the phonetics-phonology interface. She has published in leading scientific journ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.02 inPublished:August 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I Theory and Background1. John Ohala: Methods in Phonology2. Larry Hyman: Elicitation as Experimental Phonology: Thlantland Lai Tonology3. Keith Johnson: Decisions and Mechanisms in Exemplar-Based Phonology4. Klaus Kohler: Beyond Laboratory Phonology: The Phonetics of Speech Communication5. Jacqueline Vassiere: Area Functions and Articulatory Modeling as a Tool for Investigating the Articulatory, Acoustic, and Perceptual Properties of Sounds Across LanguagesPart II Phonological Universals6. Didier Demolin: Phonological Universals and the Control and Regulation of Speech Production7. Ian Maddieson: Issues of Phonological Complexity: Statistical Analysis of the Relationship Between Syllable Structures, Segment Inventories, and Tone Contrasts8. Jean-Luc Schwartz, Louis-Jean Boe, and Christian Abry: Linking the Dispersion-Focalization Theory (DFT) and the Maximum Utilization of the Available Distinctive Features (MUAF) Principle in a Perception-for-Action-Control Theory (PACT)Part III Phonetic Variation and Phonological Change9. Patrice S. Beddor, Anthony Brasher, and Chandan Narayan: Applying Perceptual Methods to the Study of Phonetic Variation and Sound Change10. Juliette Blevins: Interpreting Misperception: Beauty is in the Ear of the Beholder11. M. Grazia Busa: Coarticulatory Nasalization and Phonological Developments: Data from Italian and English Nasal-Fricative Sequences12. Olle Engstrand, Johan Frid, and Bjorn Lindblom: A Perceptual Bridge Between Coronal and Dorsal /r/13. Nina Gronnum and Hans Basboll: Danish Stod: Phonological and Cognitive IssuesPart IV Modeling, Maintaining, and Enhancing Phonological Contrasts14. Patrizia Bonaventura and Osamu Fujimura: Articulatory Movements and Phrase Boundaries15. Hiroya Fujisaki, Wentao Gu, and Sumio Ohno: Physiological and Physical Bases of the Command-Response Model for Generating Fundamental Frequency Contours in Tone Languages. Implications for the Phonology of Tones16. Terrance Nearey and Peter Assmann: Probabilistic 'Sliding-Template' Models for Indirect Vowel Normalization17. Rungpat Roengpitya: The Variations, Quantification, and Generalizations of Standard Thai Tones18. Maria-Josep Sole: Controlled and Mechanical Properties in Speech: a Review of the LiteraturePart V Phonotactic and Phonological Knowledge19. Bruce L. Derwing: What's in CVC-Like Things? Ways and Means to Look at Phonological Units Across Languages20. Sieb Nooteboom and Hugo Quene: The SLIP Technique as a Window on the Mental Preparation of Speech: Some Methodological Considerations21. Manjara Ohala: Experimental Methods in the Study of Hindi Geminate Consonants22. Anne Pycha, Sharon Inkelas, and Ronald Sprous: Morphophonemics and the Lexicon: a Case Study from Turkish23. Eurie Shin: How do Listeners Compensate for Phonology?