Experimental Approaches to Phonology

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  • Copyright: 2007-09-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Theory and Backgroundp. 1
Methods in Phonologyp. 3
Elicitation as Experimental Phonology: Thlantlang Lai Tonologyp. 7
Decisions and Mechanisms in Exemplar-based Phonologyp. 25
Beyond Laboratory Phonology: The Phonetics of Speech Communicationp. 41
Area Functions and Articulatory Modeling as a Tool for Investigating the Articulatory, Acoustic, and Perceptual Properties of Sounds across Languagesp. 54
Phonological Universalsp. 73
Phonological Universals and the Control and Regulation of Speech Productionp. 75
Issues of Phonological Complexity: Statistical Analysis of the Relationship between Syllable Structures, Segment Inventories, and Tone Contrastsp. 93
Linking Dispersion-Focalization Theory and the Maximum Utilization of the Available Distinctive Features Principle in a Perception-for-Action-Control Theoryp. 104
Phonetic Variation and Phonological Changep. 125
Applying Perceptual Methods to the Study of Phonetic Variation and Sound Changep. 127
Interpreting Misperception: Beauty is in the Ear of the Beholderp. 144
Coarticulatory Nasalization and Phonological Developments: Data from Italian and English Nasal-Fricative Sequencesp. 155
A Perceptual Bridge Between Coronal and Dorsal /r/p. 175
Danish Stod: Phonological and Cognitive Issuesp. 192
Maintaining, Enhancing, and Modeling Phonological Contrastsp. 207
Articulatory Movements and Phrase Boundariesp. 209
Physiological and Physical Bases of the Command-Response Model for Generating Fundamental Frequency Contours in Tone Languages: Implications for the Phonology of Tonesp. 228
Probabilistic "Sliding Template" Models for Indirect Vowel Normalizationp. 246
The Variations, Quantification, and Generalizations of Standard Thai Tonesp. 270
Controlled and Mechanical Properties in Speech: A Review of the Literaturep. 302
Phonotactic and Phonological Knowledgep. 323
What's in CVC-like Things? Ways and Means to Look at Phonological Units Across Languagesp. 325
The SLIP Technique as a Window on the Mental Preparation of Speech: Some Methodological Considerationsp. 339
Experimental Methods in the Study of Hindi Geminate Consonantsp. 351
Morphophonemics and the Lexicon: A Case Study from Turkishp. 369
How Do Listeners Compensate for Phonology?p. 386
Notes on Contributorsp. 405
Referencesp. 411
Indexp. 457
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