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Phonetics Lecture 1 lecture notes Linguistics 101, Professor Philip Hofmeister 5 January 2011 1. Phonetics is the study of speech —in particular the minimal units of sound that make up speech 2. There is a strong distinction between the subjective experience of speech and its physical properties Example: word boundaries (catmat) 3. This means that there are several distinct ways of approaching phonetics, which are intimately related to one another yet distinct: Articulatory phonetics Acoustic phonetics Auditory phonetics We’ll focus primarily on articulatory/auditory phonetics because it is the easiest to “intuit” yourself, but we’ll look just a bit at acoustic phonetics a few lectures from now 4. Physiological basis of language sound There are over 100 muscles recruited in sound production for language Three distinctive components of sound production can be identified: (a) The lungs/sub-glottal region (b) The larynx (c) The vocal tract 5. How we study the physical basis of articulation: photographic techniques, palatography,
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course LIGN 101 taught by Professor Levy,r during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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