A Field Manual of Acoustic Phonetics

Statement of Responsibility:
Baart, Joan L. G
Date:
2010
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Extent:
vi, 127
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 What is acoustic phonetics? 1.2 Benefits of acoustic phonetics for linguistic fieldwork 1.3 Acoustic phonetics and linguistic analysis 1.4 The problem of interpreting acoustic data 1.5 Overview of the following chapters

  3. Speech Waves
  4. 2.1 Sound waves: Time and amplitude
    2.1.1 What is sound?
    2.1.2 Waveforms

    2.2 Four basic types of speech wave
    2.2.1 Silence
    2.2.2 Burst
    2.2.3 Random wave
    2.2.4 Periodic wave

    2.3 Recognizing major types of speech sounds
    2.3.1 Vowels
    2.3.2 Voiceless plosives
    2.3.3 Voiced plosives

    2.4 Determining segment boundaries

  5. Sound Spectrograms and Spectra
  6. 3.1 Sound spectrograms: Time, frequency, and intensity
    3.1.1 Sine waves and complex waves
    3.1.2 Spectral analysis
    3.1.3 Broad-band and narrow-band spectrograms
    3.1.4 Spectra

    3.2 Basic acoustic properties of speech signals
    3.2.1 Overall gap
    3.2.2 Continuous energy
    3.2.3 Periodicity
    3.2.4 Harmonic structure
    3.2.5 Formants
    3.2.6 Anti-formants

    3.3 Acoustic features of some speech sounds
    3.3.1 Vowels
    3.3.2 Fricatives and plosives
    3.3.3 Static versus dynamic features

    3.4 Further reading

  7. Voice and Aspiration
  8. 4.1 Studying phonation types
    4.1.1 Inverse filtering
    4.1.2 Studying the output speech signal
    4.2 Voiced, voiceless, and aspirated plosives
    4.2.1 Acoustic features correlating with the voiced-voiceless distinction
    4.2.2 Voice onset time (VOT)

  9. Prosody
  10. 5.1 Introduction
    5.1.1 Prosody
    5.1.2 Phonetic domains of prosody

    5.2 Fundamental frequency (F0)
    5.2.1 Extracting fundamental frequency
    5.2.2 Interpreting F0 graphs

    5.3 Duration and intensity
    5.3.1 Duration
    5.3.2 Intensity

    5.4 Analyzing prosody
    5.4.1 Accent
    5.4.2 Tone
    5.4.3 Intonation

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