Coarticulation: Theory, Data and Techniques (Cambridge Studies in Speech Science and Communication)

Coarticulation: Theory, Data and Techniques (Cambridge Studies in Speech Science and Communication)

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Nigel Hewlett Edited by William J. Hardcastle
Cambridge University Press, 12/9/1999
EAN 9780521440271, ISBN10: 0521440270

Hardcover, 404 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

The variation that a speech sound undergoes under the influence of neighbouring sounds has acquired the well-established label coarticulation. The phenomenon of coarticulation has become a central problem in the theory of speech production. Much experimental work has been directed towards discovering its characteristics, its extent and its occurrence across different languages. This book is a major study of coarticulation by a team of international researchers. It provides a definitive account of the experimental findings to date, together with discussions of their implications for modelling the process of speech production. Different components of the speech production system (larynx, tongue, jaw, etc.) require different techniques for investigation and a whole section of this book is devoted to a description of the experimental techniques currently used. Other chapters offer a theoretically sophisticated discussion of the implications of coarticulation for the phonology-phonetics interface.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Introduction William J. Hardcastle and Nigel Hewlett
Part I. Theories and Models
1. The origin of coarticulation Barbara Kühnert and Francis Nolan
2. Coarticulation models in recent speech production theories Edda Farnetani and Daniel Recasens
Part II. Research Results
Components of the Motor System for Speech
3. Velopharyngeal coarticulation Michel Chafcouloff and Alain Marchal
4. Lingual coarticulation Daniel Recasens
5. Laryngeal coarticulation Philip Hoole, Christer Gobl and Ailbhe Ní Chasaide
6. Labial coarticulation Edda Farnetani
7. Lip and jaw coarticulation Janet Fletcher and Jonathan Harrington
Part III. Wider Perspectives
8. Cross-language studies
relating language-particular coarticulation patterns to other language-particular facts Sharon Manuel
9. Implications for phonological theory Mary Beckman
Part IV. Instrumental Techniques
10. Palatography Fiona Gibbon and Katerina Nicolaidis
11. Imaging techniques Maureen Stone
12. Electromagnetic articulography Philip Hoole and Noel Nguyen
13. Electromyography William J. Hardcastle
14. Transducers for investigating velopharyngeal function Michel Chafcouloff
15. Techniques for investigating laryngeal articulation Philip Hoole, Christer Gobl and Ailbhe Ní Chasaide
16. Acoustic analysis Daniel Recasens