January 17 - people study phonetics either in 2 ways:...

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January 17, 2008 Characteristics of Animal Communication not creative innate/not learnable not arbitrary meaning it does have some purpose or meaning Not intentional? no displacement no grammar Review the tests done on Primates. Language: meaningless discrete units, rule based, arbitrary signs, systematic, utterances, infinite meaningful utterances, acquired by input and exposure Intro to Phonetics Phones: intentional human speech sounds, they are distinct from other sounds we make ex. crying there about 600 different consonant sounds and 200 vowel sounds and there are some sounds that are never used as a vocal apparatus ex sneezing
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Unformatted text preview: people study phonetics either in 2 ways: acoustic or articulatory acoustic: the physics involved, the way sound waves are formed and manipulated with the vocal apparatus articulatory :refer to the gestures made to create these sounds segments IPA alphabet is asset of symbols represent all the different sounds of the human language transcription is converting the human speech to the IPA alphabet or any other from of written language o two types broad and narrow o broad glosses over details o narrow tries to capture all the articulatory sounds not usually transcribed....
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