Phonetics - Intro to Phonetics Linguistics 101 Intro to...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/6/09 Linguistics 101 Intro to Phonetics
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10/6/09 Intro to Phonetics What is Phonetics? Phonetics is the scientific study of speech sounds. Articulatory phonetics looks at how humans produce speech sounds. Acoustic phonetics looks at the physical characteristics of the sound waves themselves. What are the issues? Not all languages use the same sounds. Not all languages have writing systems.
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10/6/09 Articulatory Phonetics Places of Articlation (brown text=non-English sounds): Lips (bilabial, labio- dental) Teeth (interdental, dental ) Alveolum (alveolar) Hard palate (alveo- palatal, palatal) Soft palate (velar) Uvula (uvular) Pharynx (pharyngeal) Other issues Tongue areas: tip (apical), top (coronal), back (dorsal)
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10/6/09 Consonants Bilabials e.g. [b] and [p] Labio-dental e.g [v] and [f] Interdental e.g. the “th” sounds Alveo-Palatal e.g. the “ch” and “j” sounds Palatal e.g. the “sh” sound Velar e.g. [g] and [k] Glottal e.g. [h] and the glottal stop
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