The main purpose of this laboratory is to analyze acoustic evidence for phrase boundaries. You will use utterances spoken in one of two prosodic forms: AB utterances and BC utterances. (See the handout for details.)
Here are the resources that you will need:
Lab Handout (PDF)
You will use a set of pre-recorded utterances that are stored in the labc account in the directories prosodylab1 and prosodylab2. These utterances are:
If you do not have access to the labc account, you can download the utterances for this lab.
You can use either one of the following two analysis tools:
Klatt, D. H. "Linguistic uses of segmental duration in English: Acoustic and perceptual evidence." J Acoust Soc Amer 59 (1976): 1208-1221.