Phonetics I - Today Phonetics I Visit from the CCP...

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1 Phonetics I Sept. 21, 2011 Today… Visit from the CCP Introducing Phonetics! Phonetics! And now for something completely different. The study of speech sounds focuses on the measurable , physical properties of speech sounds Derived from Greek φωνή , phone meaning ‘sound’, voice’ Phonetics “The words that we wish to express seem to emerge inexplicably from our mouths, as sound waves. These sound waves then hit the hearer’s ear, sending auditory signals to the brain, which are interpreted – again, seemingly by magic – as the words intended by the speaker.” Pg. 14 of the text Phonetics Concerned with: How speech sounds can be categorized How sounds are generated in the human vocal tract How a listener is able to recognize the sounds Phonetics: Two main subfields Articulatory Phonetics Focuses on the positions and movements of the lips, tongue, vocal tract and folds and other speech organs in producing speech Acoustic Phonetics: Focuses on the properties of the sound waves and how they are received by the inner ear
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2 Why focus on spoken language? Spoken languages developed long before
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