Ch_6 - Phonetics Study of Language COMD 2050 Phonetics is...

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1 Study of Language COMD 2050 Chapter 6: The Sound Patterns of Language Phonetics ± Phonetics is the study of characteristics of speech sounds. ± Articulatory phonetics is the study of how speech sounds are articulated. Variability ± Interspeaker variability: any two people’s productions of a given speech sound will differ due to physical differences in their vocal tracts ± Intraspeaker variability: any individual produces a given speech sound differently in different situations Phonology ± Phonology: description of the systems and patterns of speech sounds in a language. It is concerned with the abstract aspects of language sounds rather than how they are physically articulated. ± In phonology, distinguish between phonemes and phones. Phonemes ± /t/ = a ‘t’ written between slashes (virgules) is called a phoneme, which is a meaning- distinguishing sound type in a particular language. ± Phonemic transcription: process of transcribing
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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Ch_6 - Phonetics Study of Language COMD 2050 Phonetics is...

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